tabaqui (tabaqui) wrote in little_details,

Medieval fantasy 'fairy tale' exchange rate....

I have a story set in a quasi-Medieval fantasy world, a fairy tale, so obviously i have some lee-way.

However. I have a woodcarver who has made a large - think travel-sized - trunk for a customer. The trunk will have iron bands/corner pieces, and it's carved all over in a decorative way. The customer is the town Miller, so i'm thinking he'll pay in flour, which makes sense. However. I'm not sure *how much*.

Twenty pounds? Fifty? Five? I don't really know the relative value of flour in this type of society. The trunk probably took a month to make, if that's helpful.

Thank you!
Tags: ~middle ages

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