triens

noun
tri·​ens | \ ˈtrīˌenz, ˈtrēˌān(t)s \
plural trientes\ trīˈen‧ˌtēz , trēˈen‧ˌtās \

Definition of triens

1 : a bronze coin of ancient Rome equal to ¹/₃ as
2 : an ancient Byzantine gold coin equal to ¹/₃ solidus also : any of several similar ancient coins (as of Spain)

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History and Etymology for triens

Latin, third part, triens; akin to Latin tres three

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“Triens.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/triens. Accessed 15 Oct. 2021.

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