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Tremissis

The tremissis or tremis was a small solid gold coin of Late Antiquity. Its name, meaning "a third of a unit", formed by analogy with semissis, indicated its value relative to the solidus, it was introduced into Roman currency in the 380s by the Emperor Theodosius I and weighed 8 siliquae. Roman tremisses continued to be minted into the reign of Leo III, but thereafter they were only struck in the east of the empire only for ceremonial uses, until the reign of Basil I, after which they disappeared; the coin continued in common use in the Sicilian theme until the fall of Syracuse in 878. The trachy, introduced in the 11th century, was equivalent in value to the old tremissis. Although it was not made of gold, it was one third of the standard golden hyperpyron, it was not, called tremissis. Outside of the Roman empire, tremisses were minted by the Anglo-Saxons, Franks, Lombards, Ostrogoths and Visigoths between the 5th and 8th centuries; the word tremissis was borrowed into Old English as thrymsa.

In Frankish sources, the tremissis is sometimes called a triens, a term meaning "a third", which referred to a bronze coin worth a third of an as. The historian and bishop Gregory of Tours calls the Frankish tremissis a treans; the German form dremise is attested. In French historiography the term tiers or tiers de sou is used; the French, in general, prefer to call the coin of the Merovingian kings a triens, while British scholarship prefers tremissis. Metcalf, William E; the Oxford Handbook of Greek and Roman Coinage. Oxford University Press, 2012

Shane George

Shane Peter George is a former cricketer who played first-class and List A cricket for South Australia from 1987-88 to 1997-98. Shane George was an opening bowler. In his best season, 1994-95, he was one of the leading bowlers in Australia, taking 43 wickets at an average of 33.55, helping South Australia to second position in the Sheffield Shield. His best figures came in his first season, 1987-88, when he took 6 for 51 and 3 for 71 in South Australia’s innings victory over Tasmania. In the 1995-96 Sheffield Shield final, he and Peter McIntyre, South Australia's last two batsmen, held out the Western Australian bowlers for 40 minutes to ensure a draw and, as a result, victory for South Australia in the season's Shield competition. In 1988 he was one of the 15 inaugural inductees at the Australian Institute of Sport's Cricket Academy. Shane George at ESPNcricinfo Shane George at CricketArchive

Moltke Township, Sibley County, Minnesota

Moltke Township is a township in Sibley County, United States. The population was 337 at the 2000 census. Moltke Township was organized in 1878, named for Helmuth von Moltke the Elder, Chief of the Prussian, German, General Staff. According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 39.0 square miles, all of it land. As of the census of 2000, there were 337 people, 119 households, 96 families residing in the township; the population density was 8.6 people per square mile. There were 127 housing units at an average density of 3.3/sq mi. The racial makeup of the township was 98.22% White, 0.59% African American, 0.59% Asian, 0.59% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.48% of the population. There were 119 households out of which 39.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 73.9% were married couples living together, 3.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 19.3% were non-families. 18.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.6% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older.

The average household size was 2.83 and the average family size was 3.22. In the township the population was spread out with 30.6% under the age of 18, 6.8% from 18 to 24, 27.6% from 25 to 44, 21.7% from 45 to 64, 13.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females, there were 123.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 112.7 males. The median income for a household in the township was $45,234, the median income for a family was $46,058. Males had a median income of $26,875 versus $18,000 for females; the per capita income for the township was $16,737. About 4.2% of families and 5.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.1% of those under age 18 and none of those age 65 or over