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any of various gold coins formerly minted in Italy, Turkey, and Malta
Collins Discovery Encyclopedia, 1st edition © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
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 It might be outdated or ideologically biased.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.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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The design used to embroider the feat-ured sequined tank features two main stitch types.
This creates an interesting contrast between the smooth stitches of the blossoms and the sequined texture of the leaves.
Millie cleverly keeps her look unfussy by pairing her sequined cover–up with simple separates for a glam look.
Working the red carpet in a crop top and all–over sequined skirt is a chic yet sexy look for Miss M.
Black sequined bag with gold chain strap, pounds 18, Marks & Spencer
Its industrially finished outer case slowly opens and closes, revealing deep pink and cobalt blue sequined linings representing the makeup powder and the mirror, respectively.
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From a maxi dress adorned with thousands of sequins to a mini shift dress decorated in an intricate sequined design, the high street options are vast, allowing anyone to try the trend this season.
Go glitz crazy with a sequined frock, glitter shoes and gemmed accessories, or add a splash of shine with metallics and then complete the look with neutral shoes and accessories.
Black sequined bag with gold chain strap, EUR23, Marks & Spencer
Against such an onslaught I am helpless and so far this season I have bought two sparkly jackets and a sequined halter neck.
Millie cleverly keeps her look unfussy by pairing her sequined cover-up with simple separates for an-all round glamorous look.