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noun 
  1. an ancient Roman coin made of bronze or silver, equalling a quarter of a denarius
  • 1985: For him I must convert one of my sheep or goats to sesterces and slaughter another for his entertainment. " Anthony Burgess, Kingdom of the Wicked
Etymology: Latin sestertius "that is two-and-a-half", from semis "half" + tertius "third".


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