- any of several obsolete coins of Spain, Portugal, and their former colonies
- the former basic monetary unit of Portugal and Cape Verde, superseded in 2002 by the euro
Origin of escudoSpanish and amp; Portuguese a shield, gold coin ; from Classical Latin scutum, shield: so named from the inscription on the obverse
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- The former primary unit of currency in Portugal.
Origin of escudoPortuguese and Spanish, shield, escudo, from Latin scūtum, shield; see skei- in Indo-European roots.
From Portuguese escudo (“shield”)
escudo - Investment & Finance Definition
The currency unit of Cape Verde, comprised of 100 centavos.