What is SOLIDUS LEGALIS?

A coin equal to 13s. 4d. of the present standard. 4 Steph. Comm. 119/1. Originally the “solidus” was a gold coin of the Byzantine Empire, but in medieval times the term was applied to several varieties of coins, or as descriptive of a motley of account, and is supposed to be the root from which “shilling” is derived.

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