aes grave

aes gra·​ve | \ ˈīs-ˈgrä-ˌvā \

Definition of aes grave

: a cumbersome bronze coinage used by the ancient Romans and other Italic peoples and based on the as unit of value

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First Known Use of aes grave

circa 1705, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for aes grave

Latin, literally, heavy bronze

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“Aes grave.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Dec. 2020.

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