A silver groat from the fifteenth century.
groat definition by Webster's New World
- an obsolete English silver coin worth fourpence
- a trifling sum
Origin: Middle English grote ; from Middle Dutch groot or Middle Low German grote, literally , great, mistranslation of Middle High German grosse, short for Midieval Latin (denarius) grossus, literally , gross (i.e., thick) (denarius): see gross
groat definition by American Heritage Dictionary
Origin: Middle English grot, from Middle Dutch groot, a thick, large coin, translation of Medieval Latin (dēnārius) grossus, thick (denarius).