portague

Portague

Por"ta*gue\, n. [See Portuguese.] A Portuguese gold coin formerly current, and variously estimated to be worth from three and one half to four and one half pounds sterling. [Obs.] [Written also portegue and portigue.]

Ten thousand portagues, besides great pearls. --Marlowe.
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