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sestertius

[se-stur-shuh s, -shee-uh s] /sɛˈstɜr ʃəs, -ʃi əs/
noun, plural sestertii
[se-stur-hee-ahy] /sɛˈstɜr hiˌaɪ/ (Show IPA)
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Origin
< Latin sēstertius; see sesterce
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sesterce

/ˈsɛstɛːs/
noun
1.
a silver or, later, bronze coin of ancient Rome worth a quarter of a denarius
Word Origin
C16: from Latin sēstertius a coin worth two and a half asses, from sēmis half + tertius a third
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