Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A coin of half the value of the coin called the solidus, which circulated widely in medieval Europe in imitation of the imperial gold piece so called.
  • noun A bronze coin of the ancient Roman republic, half the value of the as. The obverse type is a head of Jupiter, the reverse type the prow of a vessel, and the mark of value S.

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  • noun A small bronze coin minted during the Roman Republic, valued at half an as.

Etymologies

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Latin sēmis

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