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Rome. Circa 241-235 BC. AE Aes grave Triens (107.00 g) Vecchi 003.jpg
Rome. Circa 241-235 BC. Æ Aes grave Triens (107.00 g)
Triens: O/ Minerva, four pellets above; R/ prow of a galley left, four pellets below Triente repubblicano.jpg
Triens: O/ Minerva, four pellets above; R/ prow of a galley left, four pellets below

The triens (pl.trientes) was an Ancient Roman bronze coin produced during the Roman Republic valued at one-third of an as (4 unciae). [1] The most common design for the triens featured the bust of Minerva and four pellets (indicating four unciae) on the obverse and the prow of a galley on the reverse. It was not a common denomination and was last struck c. 89 BC. [2] [3] [4]

Later, in Frankish Gaul, the term "triens" was often used for the tremissis, since both terms meant "a third".

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