tes·​ton | \ ˈte-ˌstän How to pronounce teston (audio) \
variants: or testoon \ te-​ˈstün How to pronounce testoon (audio) \ or less commonly tester \ ˈte-​stər How to pronounce tester (audio) \

Definition of teston

: any of several old European coins: such as
a : a shilling of Henry VIII of England decreasing in value to ninepence and then to sixpence in Shakespeare's time
b : a French silver coin of the 16th century worth between 10 and 14¹/₂ sous

First Known Use of teston

1536, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for teston

Middle French, from Old Italian testone, augmentative of testa head, from Late Latin, skull — more at tester entry 2

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“Teston.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/teston. Accessed 6 Aug. 2020.

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