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from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A bronze coin minted during the Roman Republic, valued at one-twenty-fourth of an as.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A Roman coin equivalent to one twenty-fourth part of a Roman pound.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A small Roman coin of the weight of four drachmas, being the twenty-fourth part of the Roman pound.

Etymologies

Latin semuncia ("half-ounce"). (Wiktionary)

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