Question: What does Trois Pistoles mean?

How did Trois Pistoles get its name?

Trois-Pistoles is located 250 km northeast of Québec City on the south shore of the ST LAWRENCE R, between Rivière-du-Loup and Rimouski. According to legend, the name was given to the river at whose mouth the town is located because sailors once lost a silver goblet worth 3 gold pistoles in the river.

What is Pistoles in French?

[pistɔlɛ ] masculine noun. 1. (= arme) pistol ⧫ gun.

How many Pistoles in livre?

The name was also given to the Louis dOr of Louis XIII of France, and to other European gold coins of about the value of the Spanish coin. One pistole was worth approximately ten livres.

How much is a pistole worth today?

The coins had an approximate value of 13 shillings (26 s. for the double pistole); they are today worth over £65,000, as only eleven examples are known to survive.

How much would a pistole be worth today?

The coins had an approximate value of 13 shillings (26 s. for the double pistole); they are today worth over £65,000, as only eleven examples are known to survive.

How much is a sou worth?

The sou itself is divided into 12 denarii and one denarius is worth 10 asses.

What is a sou worth?

(so͞o) One of several coins formerly used in France, worth a small amount. [French, from Old French sol, from Late Latin solidus, solidus; see solidus.]

How much is a pistole?

By the mid eighteenth century, a pistole was worth almost a pound (. 83), or a little over 18 shillings. The term pistole sometimes also referred to the French gold louis dor, minted in the late seventeenth century and worth anywhere from 18 shillings to slightly more than a pound (and also called a French guinea).

What are Pistoles Chocolate?

Chocolate pistoles (also referred to as chocolate wafers) look like flattened large dollops of chocolate. Cacao Barry distributes much of its chocolate in the form of pistoles. Pistoles are convenient for melting applications and making ganache because you dont have to chop the chocolate.

What is the most valuable currency?

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How much is a Pistole worth?

The term pistole sometimes also referred to the French gold louis dor, minted in the late seventeenth century and worth anywhere from 18 shillings to slightly more than a pound (and also called a French guinea).

How much is a sou worth today?

(The sou was actually also a linguistic relic of the old system, and wasnt officially part of French decimal currency; people were used to calculating prices in terms of sous, and since a sou was conveniently worth 5 cents, it had more staying power as an exact value that was part of daily life.)

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