- duccio di buoninsegna,
- duccio, agostino di,
Origin of ducat
Examples from the Web for ducat
Seventy hens may be bought for a ducat, worth four or five shillings; and a goose may be had for less than threepence.
A hundred times Pan Stanislav observed that a copper from a miser made more impression than a ducat from a generous giver.Children of the Soil|Henryk Sienkiewicz
A ducat opened his door as wide as it would go, and gave us free access to every cranny of his dwelling.The Shame of Motley|Raphael Sabatini
He lost his ship and all his property, and arrived at Venice without a ducat.Tales Of Humour, Gallantry and Romance|Anonymous
Ducat paused at the break of the poop and stood there, speaking to McHenry.White Shadows in the South Seas|Frederick O'Brien
Word Origin for ducat
late 14c., from Old French ducat (late 14c.), from Italian ducato (12c.), from Medieval Latin ducatus "coin," originally "duchy," from dux (genitive ducis) "duke" (see duke (n.)).
So called for the name or effigy of Roger II of Sicily, Duke of Apulia, which first issued the coins (c.1140). Byzantine emperor Constantine X had the Greek form doux struck on his coins during his reign (1059-1067). Over the years it was a unit of currency of varying value in Holland, Russia, Austria, Sweden, Venice, etc. Remained popular in slang for "money" or "ticket" from its prominence in "The Merchant of Venice."