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- n. A silver coin, stamped with an image of Victory, minted during the Roman Republic, valued at 1/2 a denarius.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A silver coin of the Roman republic, first issued in 228 B. c., and in value three fourths of the denarius. Compare quinarius.
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Besides these the victoriatus (1/4 denarius) was coined for the use of some of the provinces as a commercial currency.