Definition of chequin. Meaning of chequin. Synonyms of chequin

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Definition of chequin

Sequin Se"quin, n. [F. sequin, It. zecchino, from zecca the mint, fr. Ar. sekkah, sikkah, a die, a stamp. Cf. Zechin.] An old gold coin of Italy and Turkey. It was first struck at Venice about the end of the 13th century, and afterward in the other Italian cities, and by the Levant trade was introduced into Turkey. It is worth about 9s. 3d. sterling, or about $2.25. The different kinds vary somewhat in value. [Written also chequin, and zequin.]

Meaning of chequin from wikipedia

- which they sell in Malabar. Simultaneously, Captain Howard in the Prosperous takes another Muslim vessel close in to Surat, plundering 84,000 chequins....