Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An ancient Roman republican and imperial silver coin, in value half the denarius, or about 8 cents United States money. It was originally equivalent to five asses, but after the depreciation of the as, to eight. It was also called
victoriatus. from the figure of Victory stamped upon it. It appears to have been first coined at Rome 177 b. c., after the victories of Clodius in Istria.
“Discovered in the region of Grande Sertão Veredas National Park, on the tablelands of the Serra Geral plateau, Stenocercus quinarius is relatively safe within the protected area.”
“Their Latinized names refer to their morphology: quinarius in allusion to the five well-marked dorsal crests, and squarrosus in reference to the stiff, erected scales of the entire body.”
“It was followed by the minor denominations, the quinarius (1/2 denarius) and sestertius (1/4 denarius).”
“The species, Stenocercus squarrosus and Stenocercus quinarius are described in the current issue of the South American Journal of Herpetology.”
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