piedfort

noun
pied·​fort
variants: or piefort \ pē¦ā¦fȯ(ə)r , (ˈ)pyā-​ \
plural -s

Definition of piedfort

: a coin struck on an unusually thick flan (such as some patterns and multiple coins of France, Bohemia, and the Low Countries)

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History and Etymology for piedfort

French pied-fort, from pied foot (from Latin ped-, pes) + fort strong, from Latin fortis

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“Piedfort.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/piedfort. Accessed 24 Oct. 2021.

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