A Dictionary of the Older Scottish Tongue (up to 1700)
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First published 2001 (DOST Vol. IX).
Specie, n. [e.m.E. (in) specie (1551), L. speciē abl. sing. of speciēs; Species n.] Money in the form of coins, coined money. Also attrib. — 1683 Cochran-Patrick Coinage II 173.
Collectors [are appointed] for receiving in, either the bullion in specie or twelve shillings per ounce for the same —attrib. 1688 Smout Sc. Trade 294.
We desyre ye may take … three hundred dollars, as many whereof specie dollars as will pay yor toll
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