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 (tĕs′tŏn′) also tes·toon (tĕ-sto͞on′)
1. A 16th-century French silver coin.
2. An English coin stamped with the image of Henry VIII's head. Also called tester3.

[French, from Italian testone, augmentative of testa, head, from Late Latin, skull, from Latin, shell.]
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(ˈtɛstən) or


1. (Currencies) a French silver coin of the 16th century
2. (Currencies) Also called: tester an English silver coin of the 16th century, originally worth one shilling, bearing the head of Henry VIII
[C16: from Italian testone, from testa head, from Late Latin: skull, from Latin: shell]
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(ˈtɛs tən, -tɒn, tɛˈstun)

also tes•toon


1. a former silver coin of France, equal at various times to between 10 and 14½ sols.
2. a former silver coin of England, issued by Henry VII, Henry VIII, and Edward VI: equal orig. to 12 pence, later to sixpence.
[1535–45; < Middle French < Italian testone, augmentative of testa head < Late Latin (compare test2); such coins usually bore a bust of the reigning monarch]
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