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  1. Jacobus(Noun)

    A former English gold coin from the Jacobite period.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Jacobus(noun)

    an English gold coin, of the value of twenty-five shillings sterling, struck in the reign of James I

  2. Origin: [See Jacobite.]


  1. Jacobus

    A Jacobus is an English gold coin of the reign of James I, worth 25 shillings. Isaac Newton refers to the coin in a letter to John Locke: The Jacobus piece coin'd for 20 shillings is the hide41 [sic]: part of a pound Troy, and a Carolus 20s piece is of the same weight. But a broad Jacobus is the 38th part of a pound Troy.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Jacobus

    a gold coin of the reign of James I., worth 25 shillings.

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