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1. (Banking & Finance) archaic a person who coins money
2. (Banking & Finance) an obsolete word for banker
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(ˈmʌn i ər)

Archaic. a coiner of money.
[1250–1300; Middle English < Old French monier < Late Latin monētārius coiner; see monetary]
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Noun1.moneyer - a skilled worker who coins or stamps moneymoneyer - a skilled worker who coins or stamps money
skilled worker, skilled workman, trained worker - a worker who has acquired special skills
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Most had no names inscribed on them, either of the rulers who ordered them or the moneyers who hammered them by hand into being, but their number expanded noticeably in the early eighth century.
(15) It may be that the moneyers never intended the control marks to be noticed at all.
(31) The coin in question was issued by one of the moneyers from the collegium in Rome in 16 BC a certain Antistius Vetus, according to Butrica 2001:304, presumably the G.
59-92) in illuminating the economic importance of Jews in late medieval society as it is significantly specified in the subtitle: "Moneyers, Merchants, and Finance Experts."
The Anglo-Saxon chronicles tell us that in 1125, during the reign of Henry I, a number of moneyers suspected of minting underweight coinage were gathered together in Winchester and it adds: 'When they came thither, they were taken one by one and each deprived of the right hand and the testicles below.'
European monarchs of the middle ages insisted that the right to mint coins belonged exclusively to the sovereign (thus Bisson [1979] speaks of"the proprietary coinage"), even when diseconomies of plant scale led them to delegate actual coin production to local moneyers. During the early Middle Ages kings and princes had trouble enforcing their laws against independent coinages.
Yet if this taken-for-granted (and unrepresentable) circularity of signifier and signified, image and origin, constituted the structuration of authority itself, then the regal figure(head) was as much a "dark," unsubstantiated presence as the moneyers in Howes's or Jonson's cavernous depths.