Mancus Sentence Examples
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.Advertisement