- 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 aureus
Croto, if I gave you an aureus, would you swear to let me have a chance to escape?
I once gave an aureus to a man named Croto to let me escape from a slave-prison.
He understood the aureus calculus and could cast a horoscope with any man living.Pretty Michal
This tribute is three, or two, or one aureus, or for a meaner person thirteen deniers.Early Travels in Palestine
Arculf et al.
The reverse of an aureus of the reign of Titus represents the Colosseum with these statues and a quadriga in the centre.The Works of Lord Byron, Volume 2
George Gordon Byron
- a gold coin of the Roman Empire
Latin: golden; see aureate
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