Mancus sentence example
- In Offa's time a new gold coin, the mancus, resembling in standard the Roman solidus (about 70 grains), was introduced from Mahommedan countries.
- The mancus was equated with thirty pence, probably from the time of its introduction.
- In the former case the mancus was the usual unit of calculation.
- The use of silk (seoluc) and the adoption of the mancus (see below) point to communication, direct or indirect, with more distant countries.