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Ugorsky - A gold coin of Russia issued by Ivan III (1462-1505).  It was based on the Hungarian ducat.

[Russia]

Ukkia -

Uncia - Plural unciae.  A bronze coin of the ancient Roman Republic worth 1/12 as.  Bronze coin of ancient Sicily worth 1/12 litra.

{From Latin unciae a twelfth part, specifically of a pound.}

[Ancient Rome, Ancient Greek City States-Sicily]

Unicorn - A gold coin of Scotland, struck under James III (1460-1488) until James V (1514-1542).  It had on the obverse a unicorn, and the reverse has a star.

{From the unicorn on the obverse.}

[Scotland]

Unicornis - Contemporary name of the unicorn.

Unit - [India-Independent Kingdom, India-Mughal, Scotland]

Unite - Old English gold 20-shilling piece issued first by James I and Charles I for England and Scotland and bearing in the design an inscription referring to the uniting of the two crowns.  Also called a jacobus.  Its value was raised in 1611 to 22 shillings.

{From obs. unite joint, united.  From Middle English unit from Late Latin unitus.}

[England]

Unycornis - Contemporary name of the unicorn.

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