A galleon is a specific design of ship, whereas a pirate ship merely describes the function of a ship, regardless of design. So anything from a galley to a galleon to a modern day motorboat can be a pirate ship.Originally Posted by Maple_and_PheonixFeather
But the stereotypical pirate ships we see in movies and cartoon are usually galleons with high and narrow fore and sterncastles.
Pirates generally are pirates, yes.Originally Posted by Maple_and_PheonixFeather
That's actually not that far-fetched. Many old currencies described a measure of weight, usually of a precious metal. Though using a unit of volume is a bit of a stretch, one thing that might work is that the coin referred to how much gold was needed to buy a gallon of ale or something. I don't find this very plausible, though.Originally Posted by Maple_and_PheonixFeather
Perhaps.Originally Posted by Maple_and_PheonixFeather
Sort of like ancient Chinese knife money? That would be funny, but I doubt it.Originally Posted by Maple_and_PheonixFeather
I imagined Galleons to be about the same size and thickness as the two Pound or two Euro coins.Originally Posted by SingingWren
Now, what designs do you think would be on the coins?
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