Quadrans(=teruncius). A Roman copper coin, a quarter of an as=3 unciae. (See As; Numismatics; Uncia.) The quadrans was the usual price paid for a bath. It was equivalent to about a quarter of a cent. The quadrans bore three balls to indicate the number of unciae, accompanied by an open hand, a dolphin, a strigil, a star, a head of Hercules or of Ceres, or a ship. The Greek term is τετρᾶς.
|Quadrans. (Actual size.)|