oban

noun
\ˈōˌban\
variants: or obang \ -​aŋ \
plural -s

Definition of oban 

: a large oval Japanese gold coin of the 16th to 19th centuries that varied in size and weight

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History and Etymology for oban

Japanese ōban, from ō- large + ban size

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