Roman numeral help (with sesterces!)?

I am trying to understand this number, found in Cicero's Pro Roscio Comoedo. It is translated as 100,000 sesterces, but I'm not sure how to get there from the number. Can someone please assist me?

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  • 8 years ago
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    A sesterce was a Roman coin.

    4 sesterces equalled 1 Denarius.

    A loaf of bread cost half a sesterce.

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