Sesterce meaning

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A silver or bronze coin of ancient Rome equivalent to one fourth of a denarius.
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An old Roman coin, originally of silver, later of brass or copper, equal to14 denarius.
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An ancient Roman coin made of bronze or silver, equalling a quarter of a denarius.
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Origin of sesterce

  • Latin sēstertius a coin worth two and a half asses sēmis half sēmi- in Indo-European roots tertius third trei- in Indo-European roots
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Latin sÄ“stertius (“that is two-and-a-half"), from sÄ“mis (“half") + tertius (“third").
    From Wiktionary