sestertius

sestertius

[se-stur-shuhs, -shee-uhs]
noun, plural sestertii [se-stur-hee-ahy] .

Origin:
< Latin sēstertius; see sesterce

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sesterce or sestertius (ˈsɛstɛːs, sɛˈstɜːtɪəs)
 
n
a silver or, later, bronze coin of ancient Rome worth a quarter of a denarius
 
[C16: from Latin sēstertius a coin worth two and a half asses, from sēmis half + tertius a third]
 
sestertius or sestertius
 
n
 
[C16: from Latin sēstertius a coin worth two and a half asses, from sēmis half + tertius a third]

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