aes grave

noun aes gra·ve \ˈīs-ˈgrä-ˌvā\

Definition of aes grave

  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of aes grave

Latin, literally, heavy bronze

First Known Use: circa 1705

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