johannes

noun
jo·han·nes
variants: or less commonly joannes \jōˈ(h)anə̇s \
plural johannes also joannes

Definition of johannes 

: an old Portuguese gold coin first issued in the 18th century and equivalent to 6400 reis

called also half joe

— compare dobra

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History and Etymology for johannes

after Johannes or Joannes John (or João) V †1750 king of Portugal who first issued such coins and whose name appeared on them

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