escudo


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escudo

1. the standard monetary unit of Cape Verde, divided into 100 centavos
2. the former standard monetary unit of Portugal, divided into 100 centavos; replaced by the euro in 2002
3. a former monetary unit of Chile, divided into 100 centesimos
4. an old Spanish silver coin worth 10 reals
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Third, the exchange that many carry out is usury, who [according to them] give to some people ducats or escudos from one fair to the next to be paid at the price that they are worth when they are given, or [at the price that the merchants' ones are worth in the market] when they are to be paid, because there are no such ducats nor escudos in the world, and because, if they existed, they would be of such diverse values as the cities for where they are exchanged.
The antique Peruvian 8 Escudo prize coin has been independently graded by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) as "XF 45," meaning the coin is in "extremely fine" condition.
Escudo Rojo is a fine Chilean branded wine blended from three grape varieties: Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Carmenere, all grown in the Maipo and Rappel valleys, which are in the heart of Chile's Central Valley region.
East Timor's political leadership has welcomed the introduction of the escudo, and is even proposing adopting Portuguese as the territory's official language.
5% respectively over the weekend, both the peseta and escudo remain weak.
Goldline sweepstakes prize: 1792 Peruvian 8 Escudo gold coin (Photo: Business Wire)
Thus, for example, when Philip appraised the escudos so that from then on they would be worth 400 maravedis (7) and ordered that for no reason at all could anyone receive a higher price for them, he equally declared that the ducats that Ferdinand and Isabella had ordered minting out of finer gold had a greater value than when they had been minted, due to the greater weight and greater quantity of gold in them.
Euro-zone" includes those soon-to-be withdrawn currencies which are the Austrian schilling, the Belgian franc, the Dutch guilder, the Finnish maarka, the French franc, the German mark, the Greek drachma, the Irish pound, the Italian lire, the Portuguese escudo and the Spanish peseta.
a newly created Chilean subsidiary of the famous Bordeaux-based company, has debuted a new red wine "assemblage" called Escudo Rojo.
MARIO JARDEL, a striker so talented that a senior Turkish politician says the Brazilian can use his ankle in four different ways, is proving worth every escudo that Galatasaray paid Porto for his signature.
At the Iwata plant, also in Shizuoka, production of the Escudo and Jimny four-wheel-drive vehicles will cease for an undisclosed length of time.