- any of various early forms of bronze or copper money used in ancient Rome.Compare as2(def 1).
Origin of aes
< Latin: copper, bronze, money made from them, money in general; see ore
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The Latin name for this metal was aes Brundusinum, or "brass of Brindisi."Stories That Words Tell Us
So far the words χαλκός and aes may be translated as bronze.
By the Greeks and Romans both the metal and its alloys were indifferently known as χαλκός and aes.
"Aes" in the latter should be understood to mean what we would call "the coin," and not necessarily coin of low denomination.The Satyricon, Complete
The Tuatha D Danann is used as a collective name for the aes sde.