A name given to the silver Gulden of Poland, introduced under August III (1733-1763), and orig- inally of a value of four Groscher, but later subdivided into thirty Groszy.
The name is derived from Zloto, the Polish word for gold.
Of the later issues of this coin, the best known are the two Zlote, struck during the siege of Zamosc in 1913 ; the ten Zlote is- sued from 1820 to 1825, with the portrait of Alexander I of Russia; the Zloty of fifteen Kopecks, struck from 1832 to 1840, with inscriptions in Russian and Polish; and the piece of five Zloty, issued during the Polish revolution of 1831.
Synonyms: plural Zlote
Source: Frey's Dictionary (American Journal of Numismatics, Vol. 50, 1916)