1. Maravedi; Spanish maravedí
  2. Coin of Arabic origin, current in the Iberian Peninsula in medieval times.
  3. Pension; grant [Pedro, ch. 5: 49]; allowance [Pedro, ch. 13: 40]
  4. 'Maravedis' in the plural, was an allowance paid to the children of the nobility from their birth as a guarantee of their military services later in life. This is also referred to as "contia" by Fernão Lopes: "In those days it was customary for the allowance (contia) nowadays known as ‘maravedis’ to be payable to the noble’s son from the moment he was born, in the cradle, and to no other". See also 'contia'. [Pedro, ch.1: 21-22]
  5. See also Henrique da Gama Barros, História da Administração Pública em Portugal (Lisboa: Imprensa Nacional, 1885), vol. 1, book 2, title 1, ch. 1, pp. 195-196, quoting Fernão Lopes' Crónica de D. João I, part 2.
  6. 1 maravedi velho = 27 soldos, North of the Douro river during reign of King Dinis. [Fernando, ch. 55: 20]
  7. 1 maravedi = 15 soldos, in the Estremadura region, during reign of King Dinis. [Fernando, ch. 55: 21-22]
  8. 100 maravedis (of 15 soldos each) = 75 libras = 5 1/2 silver marks = 'contia' paid to a king's squire. [Fernando, ch. 55: 23-24]
  9. The Castilian maravedi, by the time of Pedro I of Castile had ceased to be minted and became an 'accounting unit', i.e. a value of reference for other coins.
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