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- n. Any profits extracted as the result of winning a war or other military activity.
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The coin was a silver denarius, minted from the spoils of war brought up from the river port at Ostia only the day before.
Well documented by Tavernier and others, the huge and spectacularly brilliant but flawed diamond disappeared soon after it was taken from the Mogul Empire to Persia as part of the spoils of war that included the legendary Peacock Throne.