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<gloss>bundle of banknotes</gloss>
<gloss>stack of bills</gloss>
<gloss>large sum of money</gloss>
<audit time="2023-11-21 03:22:42" stat="A" unap="true">
<upd_name>Brian Krznarich</upd_name>
<upd_email>...address hidden...</upd_email>
<upd_detl>Image search.  Not a roll. (at least not principally)

sankoku says かさねて束にした (stacked up and wrapped?). While I guess this might be applied to a rubber-banded roll of bills, this is not the primary meaning, and it would be covered under [2] in any case. "bundle of cash" will handle a bankroll as well.

If you wanted to translate "roll of hundred dollar bills" into Japanese, I don't think this term would do it.

Stab-in-the-dark, I google image-searched 札束 ロール...  Lots of images came back.  The American money is in rolls, the Japanese money is still in stacks ;)  

Perhaps culturally the Japanese don't roll their bills? ロール 万円札 returns a couple of images from a stock photography site, but otherwise all still flat.</upd_detl>
1: 札「=紙幣」をかさねて束にしたもの
2: 多額のお金。「ーを積む・ーが舞う」

There were bundles and bundles of cash.

This concept is what 札束 seems to refer to:
Bundling money together with a simple elastic or paper device is as old as paper currency itself. However, measured and standardized straps are a relatively new idea.</upd_refs>
<upd_diff>@@ -16 +16,7 @@
-&lt;gloss&gt;roll of banknotes&lt;/gloss&gt;
+&lt;gloss&gt;(strapped) stack of bills (i.e. as packaged by a bank)&lt;/gloss&gt;
+&lt;gloss&gt;bundle of banknotes&lt;/gloss&gt;
+&lt;gloss&gt;bundle of cash&lt;/gloss&gt;
+&lt;gloss&gt;large sum of money&lt;/gloss&gt;</upd_diff>
<audit time="2023-11-29 08:10:56" stat="A">
<upd_name>Jim Breen</upd_name>
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<upd_detl>I think this is sufficient and clear.</upd_detl>
<upd_refs>GG5, etc.</upd_refs>
<upd_diff>@@ -16 +15,0 @@
-&lt;gloss&gt;(strapped) stack of bills (i.e. as packaged by a bank)&lt;/gloss&gt;
@@ -18 +17 @@
-&lt;gloss&gt;bundle of cash&lt;/gloss&gt;
+&lt;gloss&gt;stack of bills&lt;/gloss&gt;</upd_diff>

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