aureus definition

  • noun:
    • A gold coin minted through the Roman Empire from around 100 B.C. to 309 A.D., equal to 25 denarii.
    • A Roman silver coin comparable to 100 sesterces or 25 denarii, first minted in the first century b. c., and released in empire till the reign of Constantine I., who substituted for it the silver solidus.
    • A gold coin minted through the Roman Empire from about 100 B.C. to 309 A.D., corresponding to 25 denarii.
    • A Roman silver coin equivalent to 100 sesterces or 25 denarii, very first minted in the 1st century b. c., and issued beneath the kingdom till the reign of Constantine I., whom substituted for this the gold solidus.

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