teston

noun tes·ton \ ˈte-ˌstän \
variants: or testoon play \te-ˈstün\ or less commonly tester play \ˈte-stər\

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

Origin and Etymology of teston

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


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