sestertium


ses·ter·tium

noun \se-ˈstər-sh(ē-)əm\
plural ses·ter·tia\-sh(ē-)ə\

Definition of SESTERTIUM

:  a unit of value in ancient Rome equal to 1000 sesterces

Origin of SESTERTIUM

Latin, from genitive plural of sestertius (in the phrase milia sestertium thousands of sesterces)
First Known Use: 1540

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