Prices (Posthumus)

This data base contains prices taken from the tables of absolute prices contained in volume 1 of N. W. Posthumus's Nederlandsche Prijsgeschiedenis (Leiden, 1943). For a detailed explanation of the sources of this data, see his Introduction, pp. XVIII-LXXIX. Posthumus took most of the quotations from published listings of the Amsterdam commodity exchange. The listings appeared irregularly from 1585 to 1609, weekly from 1609 to 1796, and twice a week from 1796 to 1813. Of the approximately 12,000 price currents that were issued between 1585 and 1813, Posthumus was able to find 3,033, or about one-fourth. There are, moreover, large gaps among these. Only 138 years are represented, so that numerous years are lacking, particularly before 1624, and between the years 1654-64, 1694-1701,1710-18, and 1722-28.

Posthumus also supplemented the information drawn from the price currents with data contained in other, more specialized price lists, from various printed periodicals and newspapers, from miscellaneous documents published by other historians, and from archival sources. All quotations before 1585 come from such sources. If Posthumus gave the specific source of the price, the information has been included in the on-screen note of MEMDB ("BLARO" refers to Brokers' Lists from the Amsterdam Record Office; for other abbreviations, see Posthumus).

Posthumus listed only monthly quotations, chosen from the list that appeared on the 15th day of each month, or as close as possible to this date. The quotations are given with the relevant weight or measure, and Posthumus indicated when the unit of measure changed, in some cases switching to a new series when one unit of measure replaced another. The prices were actually quoted in guilders, stuivers, and penningen(1 gulden = 20 stuivers = 320 penningen); or sometimes in Flemish pounds, shillings and pennies (1 pond = 20 schellingen = 240 groten); or, for grain prices, in "goudguldens" of 28 stuivers. Quotations in bank money ('banco'; currency of the Amsterdam Wisselbank) begin as early as 1634 and enter general use in 1683.

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Month / Year: 1572
Month / Year Sort descending Product (in English) Product (in Dutch) Volume Price currency Notes
2 / 1572 Konigsberg Rye Koningsberger rogge last 88.90 Guilders
Month / Year: 1579
Month / Year Sort descending Product (in English) Product (in Dutch) Volume Price currency Notes
9 / 1579 Konigsberg Rye Koningsberger rogge last 84.00 Guilders
7 / 1579 Prussian rye Pruisische rogge last 78.40 Guilders
7 / 1579 St. Ubes Salt St. Ubes Zout last 147.00 Guilders
7 / 1579 The Best Bear's Foot Ashes De Beste Berenklauwasch last 78.00 Guilders 80
7 / 1579 Warder wheat Warder tarwe last 91.70 Guilders
Month / Year: 1580
Month / Year Sort descending Product (in English) Product (in Dutch) Volume Price currency Notes
1 / 1580 Prussian rye Pruisische rogge last 96.00 Guilders
1 / 1580 Frisian Winter-Barley Friesche Wintergerst last 72.10 Guilders
Month / Year: 1582
Month / Year Sort descending Product (in English) Product (in Dutch) Volume Price currency Notes
6 / 1582 Prussian rye Pruisische rogge last 72.10 Guilders
7 / 1582 Prussian rye Pruisische rogge last 63.70 Guilders
6 / 1582 Warder wheat Warder tarwe last 114.10 Guilders
7 / 1582 Warder wheat Warder tarwe last 105.00 Guilders
Month / Year: 1584
Month / Year Sort descending Product (in English) Product (in Dutch) Volume Price currency Notes
4 / 1584 Polish wheat Poolsche tarwe last 107.10 Guilders
5 / 1584 Polish wheat Poolsche tarwe last 108.50 Guilders
6 / 1584 Polish wheat Poolsche tarwe last 104.30 Guilders
7 / 1584 Polish wheat Poolsche tarwe last 105.00 Guilders
4 / 1584 Prussian rye Pruisische rogge last 76.30 Guilders
5 / 1584 Prussian rye Pruisische rogge last 74.90 Guilders
6 / 1584 Prussian rye Pruisische rogge last 70.70 Guilders
7 / 1584 Prussian rye Pruisische rogge last 70.70 Guilders
4 / 1584 Warder wheat Warder tarwe last 98.70 Guilders
5 / 1584 Warder wheat Warder tarwe last 96.60 Guilders
6 / 1584 Warder wheat Warder tarwe last 105.00 Guilders
7 / 1584 Warder wheat Warder tarwe last 107.80 Guilders
4 / 1584 Frisian Winter-Barley Friesche Wintergerst last 63.70 Guilders
Month / Year: 1585
Month / Year Sort descending Product (in English) Product (in Dutch) Volume Price currency Notes
4 / 1585 Frisian Winter-Barley Friesche Wintergerst last 64.40 Guilders
4 / 1585 Polish wheat Poolsche tarwe last 109.20 Guilders
5 / 1585 Polish wheat Poolsche tarwe last 100.80 Guilders
4 / 1585 Prussian rye Pruisische rogge last 74.90 Guilders
5 / 1585 Prussian rye Pruisische rogge last 72.80 Guilders
4 / 1585 Warder wheat Warder tarwe last 107.80 Guilders
5 / 1585 Warder wheat Warder tarwe last 94.50 Guilders
Month / Year: 1586
Month / Year Sort descending Product (in English) Product (in Dutch) Volume Price currency Notes
5 / 1586 Ardasse Silk Ardassette Zijde pound 9.60 Guilders
5 / 1586 Common Madder Gemeene Meekrap 100 pounds 24.00 Guilders 75
Month / Year: 1589
Month / Year Sort descending Product (in English) Product (in Dutch) Volume Price currency Notes
7 / 1589 Cinnamon in various qualities Kaneel in Soorten pound 2.70 Guilders 90
7 / 1589 Cloves Nagelen pound 3.34 Guilders 16
7 / 1589 East Indian Saltpetre Oostindische Salpeter 100 pounds 50.00 Guilders 1
7 / 1589 New English Saffron Nieuw Engelsch Saffraan pound 18.60 Guilders 69
7 / 1589 Mexican Cochineal Mexicaansche Cochenille pound 7.50 Guilders 14
9 / 1589 Mexican Cochineal Mexicaansche Cochenille pound 7.58 Guilders 14
7 / 1589 German Tartar Duitsche Wijnsteen 100 pounds 33.00 Guilders 2
Month / Year: 1590
Month / Year Sort descending Product (in English) Product (in Dutch) Volume Price currency Notes
7 / 1590 German Tartar Duitsche Wijnsteen 100 pounds 48.00 Guilders 2
9 / 1590 Mexican Cochineal Mexicaansche Cochenille pound 7.65 Guilders 14
1 / 1590 Milanese Rice Milaansche rijst 100 pounds 15.00 Guilders
7 / 1590 Milanese Rice Milaansche rijst 100 pounds 11.40 Guilders
Month / Year: 1591
Month / Year Sort descending Product (in English) Product (in Dutch) Volume Price currency Notes
8 / 1591 Roman Alum Roomsch Aluin 100 pounds 12.00 Guilders 3
9 / 1591 Konigsberg Rye Koningsberger rogge last 87.50 Guilders
6 / 1591 Konigsberg wheat Koningsberger tarwe last 128.80 Guilders
8 / 1591 Konigsberg wheat Koningsberger tarwe last 168.00 Guilders
9 / 1591 Konigsberg wheat Koningsberger tarwe last 180.60 Guilders