Quinarius


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Quinarius

 

(Latin, literally “containing five units”), an ancient Roman silver coin. The quinarius was first minted in 269 B.C. It was originally equivalent to five copper asses; after 217 B.C. it equaled eight asses. The coin was made intermittently until the third century A.D.

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Sutherland (note 4) 31 for a silver quinarius. (RIC 276; BM Coins, Rom.