augustale

noun

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

Word History

Etymology

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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/augustale. Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

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