Meaning of Levant dollar

Levant' dol'lar

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  1. a silver coin, either a Maria Theresa thaler or an imitation of one, formerly used for trade with Abyssinia, Eritrea, Aden, etc. Imitations bear the date 1780 regardless of the year of minting. Also called
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