What does the word Quadrans mean?

Usage examples for Quadrans

  1. The people, as though they had not duly rewarded his deserts when alive, but still were in his debt, decreed him a public interment, every one contributing his quadrans towards the charge; the women, besides, by private consent, mourned a whole year, a signal mark of honor to his memory. – Plutarch-Lives-of-the-noble-Grecians-and-Romans by Clough, Arthur Hugh
  2. The people, as if they had done nothing during his life to honour him as he deserved, and were now for the first time to show their gratitude, decreed him a public funeral, and moreover that every person should contribute the coin called quadrans, to show him respect. – Plutarch's Lives, Volume I (of 4) by Plutarch
  3. He made his pile from an as, and would pick a quadrans out of a dunghill with his teeth, any old time. – The Satyricon, Complete by Petronius Arbiter
  4. As for the price exacted, it ranged from a quadrans to a very high figure. – The Satyricon, Complete by Petronius Arbiter
  5. 405. We even know the price which was paid for being ferried across the Velabrum: " it was a quadrans, three times as much as one pays now for the boat at the Ripetta." – Walks in Rome by Augustus J.C. Hare

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