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- 24 June 2021
- Ability to get an old coin (6)
Ability to get an old coin (6)
While searching our database we found 1 possible solution for the: Ability to get an old coin (6) crossword clue. This crossword clue was last seen on 24 June 2021 The Guardian Cryptic Crossword puzzle. The solution we have for Ability to get an old coin (6) has a total of 6 letters.
|•||Among the ancient Greeks, a weight and a denomination of
money equal to 60 minae or 6,000 drachmae. The Attic talent, as a
weight, was about 57 lbs. avoirdupois; as a denomination of silver
money, its value was £243 15s. sterling, or about $1,180.|
|•||Among the Hebrews, a weight and denomination of money.
For silver it was equivalent to 3,000 shekels, and in weight was equal
to about 93/ lbs. avoirdupois; as a denomination of silver, it has been
variously estimated at from £340 to £396 sterling, or about $1,645 to
$1,916. For gold it was equal to 10,000 gold shekels.|
|•||Inclination; will; disposition; desire.|
|•||Intellectual ability, natural or acquired; mental
endowment or capacity; skill in accomplishing; a special gift,
particularly in business, art, or the like; faculty; a use of the word
probably originating in the Scripture parable of the talents (Matt.
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