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Offline chrisild

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Re: Malta's pre-euro coinage, 1972-2007
« Reply #30 on: March 23, 2011, 11:15:37 PM »
There was indeed a Maltese pound, another name for which was the lira.  Just like Lebanese pounds still exist, but are known as livres locally, at least to those speaking French ...

Basically I agree - what is a pound in English is a livre in French, a lira in Italian, etc. However, if you look at the Maltese coins, you will see that the symbol was actually replaced by Lm. Now you may say that "pound/pounds" is English and "lira/liri" is Maltese. But the central bank specifically states that the pound "was renamed Maltese lira (Lm) in 1983" ...

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Re: Malta's pre-euro coinage, 1972-2007
« Reply #31 on: March 24, 2011, 01:09:59 AM »
I'm reminded that in parts of rural France un livre is half a kilo, or 1.1lb. The pound/livre duality continues.

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Re: Malta's pre-euro coinage, 1972-2007
« Reply #32 on: March 25, 2011, 11:43:34 AM »
Basically I agree - what is a pound in English is a livre in French, a lira in Italian, etc. However, if you look at the Maltese coins, you will see that the symbol was actually replaced by Lm. Now you may say that "pound/pounds" is English and "lira/liri" is Maltese. But the central bank specifically states that the pound "was renamed Maltese lira (Lm) in 1983" ...

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So indeed the pound was the official term prior to 1983.

 

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Re: Malta's pre-euro coinage, 1972-2007
« Reply #33 on: March 25, 2011, 04:42:49 PM »
Yes, it was - that is why I wanted to emphasize that the change from "pound/pounds" to "lira/liri" was actually a name change. Now I would still like to know whether Mr Ironside won the case ...

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Re: Malta's pre-euro coinage, 1972-2007
« Reply #34 on: March 29, 2011, 09:47:29 PM »
Christian,  the case was both won and lost (I can't say much more).  Interestingly though, it was one of Mark Stephens' first cases (Intellectual Property Law; Christopher Ironside vs HM Attorney-General CH 1983 I No. 2977). Mark in now the defence for Julian Assange.

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Re: Malta's pre-euro coinage, 1972-2007
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