aes signatum


aes sig·​na·​tum
: ancient bronze money of Rome and Italy usually in the form of a barand stamped with an animal figure

Word History


Latin, literally, marked bronze

First Known Use

1872, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of aes signatum was in 1872

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“Aes signatum.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Dec. 2023.

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