Definition of follis
1 : a Roman bronze coin of the late Empire having a silver coating and a very small value
2 : a large bronze coin current in the Byzantine Empire under Anastasius (a.d. 491-518) that was marked with a large M
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Origin and Etymology of follis
Late Latin, from Latin follis bag — more at fool
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