antoninianus

[ an-tuh-nin-ee-ey-nuh s ]
/ ˌæn təˌnɪn iˈeɪ nəs /

noun, plural an·to·nin·i·a·ni [an-tuh-nin-ee-ey-nahy] /ˌæn təˌnɪn iˈeɪ naɪ/.

a Roman coin of the 3rd century a.d., originally of silver but later debased.

Nearby words

  1. antonello da messina,
  2. antonescu,
  3. antonia,
  4. antonine,
  5. antonine wall,
  6. antoninus,
  7. antoninus pius,
  8. antonioni,
  9. antonioni, michelangelo,
  10. antonius

Origin of antoninianus

< Latin Antōnīniānus pertaining to Antoninus, equivalent to Antōnīn(us) + -iānus -ian

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