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any of various gold coins formerly minted in Italy, Turkey, and Malta
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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.
a gold coin weighing 3.41 g, ‘first struck in Venice in 1284. After the mid-16th century it was minted in several European countries and called a ducat.
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