Meaning of mariengroschen in English:

mariengroschen

Pronunciation /məˈrɪənˌɡrəʊʃn/

noun

historical
  • A former German coin worth eight or ten pfennigs; the value of this coin.

    The coin was first struck in the 16th century, and continued in use in Brunswick until the early 19th century.

Origin

Early 17th century; earliest use found in Fynes Moryson (?1566–1630), traveller and writer. From German Mariengroschen from Marien-, combining form of Maria, the name of the Virgin Mary (from post-classical Latin Maria) + Groschen.