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  • n. A bronze coin minted during the Roman Republic valued at 4 unciae.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A Roman copper coin, equal to one third of the as. See 3d as, 2.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A copper coin of the ancient Roman republic, the third part of the as; also, a gold coin of the Roman empire, the third part of the solidus. See as and solidus.
  • n. In law, a third part; also, dower.


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  • Then the merchants grievously robbed the people, so that a bushel of corn or half a measure of wine was hardly sold for a triens.

    The Early Middle Ages 500-1000

  • From the heads of the eagles the bottome or foote of the vessell did ascend vp one triens, and a border going about the thicknes of a hand, from which border to the beginning of the belly of the vessel, and to the bottome of the foote with this hand breadth, was a foote and a halfe.

    Hypnerotomachia The Strife of Loue in a Dreame

  • Comprobaiłt id etiam ejui gefta, inter olis toCorz maririmc panes feu littora ad ąvx in mari natiinia & fluitaiitia ulp«lluntur, qvx cathedra fubjecit, qvalia fueruiiC in Birgnik triens eccepto dodrante; in Knararnefe 6c Thraungyabas, qvBdi'fliici in Ktoflhefi Si MunadtnieC, beflii; in Ofeigcfyrde, ttieni, ut & qyxdvn in litton Ruifiordenfl.

    Finni Johannæi ... Historia ecclesiastica Islandiæ [ed. by J. Finnsson].

  • "Dicat films Albini: si de quincunce remota est uncia, quid superat? poteras dixisse." "triens." "eu! rem poteris servare tuam." [

    Social life at Rome in the Age of Cicero


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