teston

play
noun tes·ton \ˈte-ˌstän\
variants: or

testoon

play \te-ˈstün\ or less commonly

tester

play \ˈte-stər\

Definition of teston

  1. :  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 1412 sous

Origin and Etymology of teston

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


First Known Use: 1536


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