Definition of pentecontalitron in English:

pentecontalitron

(also pentekontalitron)

noun

  • A large gold coin or medallion of ancient Sicily, worth fifty litrae or ten drachmas.

Origin

Mid 18th century; earliest use found in Universal History. From Hellenistic Greek πεντηκοντάλιτρον, use as noun of neuter of πεντηκοντάλιτρος of fifty litrae from ancient Greek πεντήκοντα fifty + λίτρα silver coin of Sicily, also measure of weight.

Pronunciation

pentecontalitron

/ˌpɛntɪkɒntəˈliːtrɒn/