- a gold coin and monetary unit of ancient Rome, from Caesar to Constantine I.
Origin of aureus
1600–10; < Latin: literally, golden
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Examples from the Web for aurei
The five aurei promised him by Menecreta sharpened his resourceful wits.
"Tell him that he will get a cap full of aurei," said Petronius.Quo Vadis
In front of the hospital is a market, for which every one trading there pays yearly to him who provides it two aurei.Early Travels in Palestine
Arculf et al.
A reward of 100 aurei , and a free pardon is offered to any accomplice who will assist in the discovery of the chief offender.Theodoric the Goth
"Ten aurei then," said Hun Rhavas raising the hammer, whilst with hungry eyes the mother watched his every movement.
- a gold coin of the Roman Empire
Latin: golden; see aureate