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solidus (n.)

late 14c., plural solidi, used of both English shilling and Roman gold coin, from Late Latin solidus, an imperial Roman coin (worth about 25 denarii), from nummus solidus, literally "solid coin," properly a coin of thick or solid metal, not of thin plate (see solid (adj.)).

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Definitions of solidus

solidus (n.)
a gold coin of the Byzantine Empire; widely circulated in Europe in the Middle Ages;
Synonyms: bezant / bezzant / byzant
solidus (n.)
a punctuation mark (/) used to separate related items of information;
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