portcullis money

noun

Definition of portcullis money

: English silver coins (crowns, half crowns, shillings, and sixpence) of the reign of Elizabeth I that were struck for the East India Company from the second half of the 16th century to the beginning of the 17th century and had a figure of a portcullis on the reverse

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“Portcullis money.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/portcullis%20money. Accessed 24 Jun. 2021.

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