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Aug 26, 2018

Coining it in Llantwit Major

In the 11th century, the last Welsh lord of Glamorgan minted his own coins in Llantwit Major and reputedly stored them in a bank where the Old Swan Inn now stands. From the 1640s the owner of the current building ...

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Posted by: RhodriC

was allowed to mint his own tokens at a time when small coins were in short supply. This suggests that the building was an inn or shop back then. For more about the history of this ancient hostelry, use your mobile to scan the HistoryPoints QR codes in the windows of the Old Swan Inn. Or click here