Mancus sentence example

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