teston

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noun tes·ton \ˈtes-ˌtän\

Definition of teston

  1. :  any of several old European coins: 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

Variants of teston

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testoon

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Origin and Etymology of teston

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


First Known Use: 1536


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