Note 081
From Chapter 65 of the Decline & Fall

The Turkish asper (from the Greek Ancient Greek is, or was, a piece of white or silver money, at present much debased, but which was formerly equivalent to the 54th part, at least, of a Venetian ducat or sequin; and the 300,000 aspers, a princely allowance or royal tribute, may be computed at 2500 pounds sterling (Leunclav. Pandect. Turc. p. 406 - 408).

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