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A ducat was a gold piece of the size of an old French louis, though less thick.
CATHERINE DE' MEDICIHONORE DE BALZAC
If every ducat in six thousand ducats Were in six parts, and every part a ducat, I would not draw them; I would have my bond.
The result of the quarrel was, that I was obliged to give them twelve drachms of their money, equivalent to half a ducat.
By dint of inquiry, and for half a ducat, I was enabled to purchase the half of a goatskin full, of which I made him a present.
Thirty-six aspers are worth a Venetian ducat; but, of the five thousand aspers, the treasurer deducted ten per cent.
He soon found another blacksmith who was willing to make him a mace, but demanded a ducat for the work.
Peppercorn said he would willingly pay the ducat if the smith made him a really strong serviceable mace.
To every man on guard I gave a ducat, to the sentinels, each three, and ten ducats to be divided among the relief-guard.
The peasant set to work and filled the cart with gold; cleared the pit to the very last ducat.
RUSSIAN FAIRY TALESW. R. S. RALSTON
King Sidney thereupon presented a ducat to the most important-looking Gnome, who immediately let it drop indifferently.

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