Recent Examples on the WebFood was brought from Ostia and neighboring towns, and the price of corn was cut to one-quarter sesterce a pound.
Gaia Squarci, Smithsonian Magazine, 18 Sep. 2020
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Latin sestertius, from sestertius two and a half times as great (from its being equal originally to two and a half asses), from semis half of an as, one half + tertius third — more at sesqui-, third entry 1