Definition of follis in English:

follis

Syllabification: fol·lis
Pronunciation: /ˈfälis
 
/

noun (plural folles /ˈfälēz/)

A bronze or copper coin of a type introduced by the Roman emperor Diocletian in ad 296 and also used later in Byzantine currency.
More example sentences
  • The follis coin indicates that activities continued in this section of the baths until the late sixth or early seventh century A.D.
  • Each single folles was cut to make four single folles coins.

Origin

late 19th century: Latin, literally 'bag, purse'; compare with fils1, fool1.

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