from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A gold coin used in Medieval Europe
  • n. An equivalent unit of monetary account

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. An old Anglo Saxon coin both of gold and silver, and of variously estimated values. The silver mancus was equal to about one shilling of modern English money.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An Anglo-Saxon money of account employed in England from the ninth century onward. It was equivalent to 30 pence, or one eighth of the pound.


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  • One for the Wordniks who list arcane terms for coins and currency.

    December 11, 2010