galley halfpenny

noun

Definition of galley halfpenny

  1. :  a small base silver denier from Genoa that circulated in England in the 13th and 14th centuries

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Origin and Etymology of galley halfpenny

Middle English galey halfpeni, from galey, galeie galley + halfpeni halfpenny; from its alleged introduction to London by Genoese traders — more at halfpenny


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