Testoon
Testoon Tes*toon", n. [It. testone. See {Tester} a coin.] An Italian silver coin. The testoon of Rome is worth 1s. 3d. sterling, or about thirty cents. --Homans. [1913 Webster]

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  • testoon — noun see teston …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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  • Shilling (British coin) — In the United Kingdom, a shilling was a coin used from the reign of Henry VII until decimalisation in 1971. Before decimalisation there were twenty shillings to the pound and twelve pence to the shilling, and thus 240 pence to the pound. At… …   Wikipedia

  • Testone —   [italienisch, eigentlich »Kopfstück«, zu testa »Kopf«] der, /...ni, italienische Silbermünze der Renaissance, die erstmals 1474 unter Herzog Galeazzo Maria Sforza (* 1444, ✝ 1476) in Mailand ausgegeben wurde. Wie die Lira Tron (Lira) von 1472… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Tester — Tes ter, n. [For testern, teston, fr. F. teston, fr. OF. teste the head, the head of the king being impressed upon the coin. See {Tester} a covering, and cf. {Testone}, {Testoon}.] An old French silver coin, originally of the value of about… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • teston — Tester Tes ter, n. [For testern, teston, fr. F. teston, fr. OF. teste the head, the head of the king being impressed upon the coin. See {Tester} a covering, and cf. {Testone}, {Testoon}.] An old French silver coin, originally of the value of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Testone — Tes*tone , n. [Cf. Pg. test[ a]o, tost[ a]o. See {Testoon}.] A silver coin of Portugal, worth about sixpence sterling, or about eleven cents. Homans. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • tizzy — Tester Tes ter, n. [For testern, teston, fr. F. teston, fr. OF. teste the head, the head of the king being impressed upon the coin. See {Tester} a covering, and cf. {Testone}, {Testoon}.] An old French silver coin, originally of the value of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • teston — or testoon noun Etymology: Middle French, from Old Italian testone, augmentative of testa head, from Late Latin, skull more at tester Date: 1536 any of several old European coins: as a. a shilling of Henry VIII of England decreasing in value to… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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