teston definition by Webster's New World
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any of several old European coins with the image of a head on one side; specif.,
- a silver French coin of the 16th century
- an English coin with the head of Henry VIII
Origin: French ; from Italian testone ; from testa, the head ; from Classical Latin testa: see test
teston definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- A 16th-century French silver coin.
- An English coin stamped with the image of Henry VIII's head. In this sense, also called tester3.
Origin: French, from Italian testone, augmentative of testa, head, from Late Latin, skull, from Latin, shell.