Maria Theresa dollar
noun Date: circa 1883 a 1780 silver trade coin used in the Middle East

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Levant dollar — a silver coin, either a Maria Theresa thaler or an imitation of one, formerly used for trade with Abyssinia, Eritrea, Aden, etc. Imitations bear the date 1780 regardless of the year of minting. Also called Levant thaler. * * * …   Universalium

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