from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Pertaining to or taking place in the circus in Rome, where athletic games of various kinds were practised, as chariot-races, running, wrestling, combats, etc. Circensian games took place in connection with the frequent public festivals.
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The term contorniate is applied to a large circular copper coin with a raised rim, used principally in connection with the circensian games.
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