au·​gus·​tale | \ ˌau̇gəˈstälē \
variants: or less commonly augustalis \ ˌȯgəˈstalə̇s \
plural augustales\ ˌau̇gəˈstälēz , ˌȯgəˈsta(ˌ)lēz \

Definition of augustale

: a medieval Italian gold coin struck in the 13th century by Frederick II, patterned after the Roman aureus, and having on the obverse the emperor's bust draped in Roman garb

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History and Etymology for augustale

Italian & Medieval Latin; Italian augustale, from Medieval Latin augustalis, from Augustalis of Frederick II †1250 Holy Roman Emperor, bearing, like all Roman emperors, the surname Augustus, from Latin, of Caesar Augustus, from Caesar Augustus + Latin -alis -al

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“Augustale.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Aug. 2020.

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