Escudo


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Escudo

The name of several current and former currencies. The word derives from the Portuguese word for shield. The Portuguese escudo was the currency of Portugal until the introduction of the euro in 1999. Most other escudos circulated in former Portuguese colonies. The only current currency with the name is the Cape Verdean escudo.
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In addition to the national sweepstakes, Goldline has just completed awarding four authentic 18th century Mexican 8 Escudo gold coins to lucky filmgoers attending Disney's "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides" film during its four-week engagement at Hollywood's El Capitan Theatre.
41) Gold escudo piece carved by Carlos I, in 1535, at a ratio of 68 for marco and a value of three hundred fifty maravedis and a weight of twenty-two carats.
The historic 8 Escudo coins that will be given away match the time period of the film perfectly and have considerable value as physical gold coins, adding to the excitement to this exclusive run.
The shopkeeper generously had thought to educate consumers by quoting the Portuguese escudo and European Union's euro, in preparation of the euro's introduction as the currency on January 1, 2002.
Two Rubi TS tile cutters, a Makita glass cutter, a grinder, a Black & Decker screw gun and a box of Bosch drill bits and sockets was snatched as the Suzuki Escudo van was parked in ASDA car park, Portrack Lane.
The local currency is the Verdean escudo - you get 160 escudos to the pound.
importer of Mouton Cadet and several other Baron Philippe de Rothschild wines, including the Vin de Pays d'Oc wines and Escudo Rojo, a superpremium Chilean red wine produced by its subsidiary, Baron Philippe de Rothschild Maipo, Chile.
In addition to the world-renowned Mouton Cadet, North Lake Wines will represent the Vin de Pays d'Oc wines and Escudo Rojo, a super premium Chilean red wine produced by its subsidiary, Baron Philippe de Rothschild Maipo, Chile.
And if you take away an escudo paid as duty to the king for each half pound, plus 1 3/4 to min for the mintage, the value of a half pound struck from a 22-carat gold ingot amounts to 23,331 maravedis, (7) since the tomin has 12 grains of gold and is worth 2 silver reales, so that the tomin and three-fourths have 21 grains and are worth 3 1/2 silver reales, that is, 119 maravedis.
It brews Cristal, Escudo, Cordoba and Schneider beers in Argentina.
Among the producers or agents of sport utility vehicle (SUV), Indomobil Niaga International launched two variants of Suzuki Escudo 2.
As a former Portuguese colony, East Timor was leaning toward the euro--the successor to the Portuguese currency, the escudo.