follis

[ fol-is ]
/ ˈfɒl ɪs /

noun, plural fol·les [fol-eez] /ˈfɒl iz/.

a bag of copper or bronze coins with a fixed weight, used as money of account in the later Roman Empire.
a silver-plated copper coin of ancient Rome, first issued by Diocletian.
a copper coin of the Eastern Roman Empire, a.d. c500.

Nearby words

  1. folliculitis ulerythematosa reticulata,
  2. folliculoma,
  3. folliculosis,
  4. folliculus,
  5. follies,
  6. follitropin,
  7. follow,
  8. follow along,
  9. follow in someone's footsteps,
  10. follow one's nose

Origin of follis

1880–85; < Late Latin; compare Latin follis bag, purse

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