The triens (plural 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]

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

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

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  1. ^ "triens — definition, examples, related words and more at Wordnik". Retrieved 2022-06-09.
  2. ^ "Roman coins: As". Retrieved 2022-06-09.
  3. ^ Museum, The British; Street, Great Russell; T: +4420 73238618, London WC1B 3DG. "Details for denomination: Triens (Roman Republic)". The Portable Antiquities Scheme. Retrieved 2022-06-09.
  4. ^ "NumisWiki - The Collaborative Numismatics Project - Thousands Of Online Numismatic Books, Articles And Pages. triens". Forum Ancient Coins. Retrieved 2022-06-09.