sestertium

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noun ses·ter·tium \ se-ˈstər-sh(ē-)əm \
Updated on: 11 Sep 2017

Definition of sestertium

plural sestertia play \se-ˈstər-sh(ē-)ə\
:a unit of value in ancient Rome equal to 1000 sesterces

Origin and Etymology of sestertium

Latin, from genitive plural of sestertius (in the phrase milia sestertium thousands of sesterces)


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