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Edited by Richard Walker, Sunday, 16 Aug 2020, 01:08

Olaf Falafel tweeted


But where does mint (in the sense of a bright shiny new coin, not the herb, which has its own story, to follow) come from anyway? Our best guess it’s connected to money and that this word comes from the name of a Roman goddess Moneta (probably the same deity as Juno) who had a temple on the Capitoline hill in Ancient Rome, at which place Roman coins were originally produced.

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