Definition of teston
: any of several old European coins: such asa : a shilling of Henry VIII of England decreasing in value to ninepence and then to sixpence in Shakespeare's timeb : a French silver coin of the 16th century worth between 10 and 141⁄2 sous
Origin and Etymology of teston
Medieval French, from Old Italian testone, augmentative of testa head, from Late Latin, skull — more at tester
First Known Use: 1536
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