mancus, m.n: gold coin (4.25g gold), unit of currency worth 30 silver pence (about a month’s wages for a skilled worker, such as a craftsman or a soldier). (MAHN-kuss / ˈman-kʌs)

Gold coin with the profile of a man looking to the right and the words ‘Rex Coenvulf’.
Mancus; England, reign of Coenwulf (796-821); British Museum 2006,0204.1. []

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