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From Medieval Latin styca, from Old English stycas, styċġċe pl, Northumbrian variants of Old English styċċe (small piece of money; bit; piece).


styca (plural stycas)

  1. (historical) An Anglo-Saxon copper coin of little value.
    • 1859, Henry Noel Humphreys, The Coin Collector's Manual, or Guide to the Numismatic Student in the Formation of a Cabinet of Coins
      They were contained in a bronze vessel, and were all stycas, consisting of 2000 of Eadred, 2000 of Ethelred []

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for styca in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913)