a silver coin and monetary unit of ancient Rome, first issued in the latter part of the 3rd century b.c., that fluctuated in value and sometimes appeared as a bronze coin.
a gold coin of ancient Rome equal to 25 silver denarii; aureus.
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How to use denarius in a sentence
Shall I see aught with your eyes, lady of my Sergian denarius?The Lion's Brood | Duffield Osborne
So he next drew out of a case several copper coins, together with a silver denarius.Bouvard and Pcuchet | Gustave Flaubert
When you write Diis manibus over me, every denarius will belong to you and the heirs of your body forever.Nicanor - Teller of Tales | C. Bryson Taylor
In this way he more than once sunk what was in truth a fortune without a denarius of profit in return.Nicanor - Teller of Tales | C. Bryson Taylor
The few small finds included Samian of the late first and early second centuries (but no '29'), and a denarius of Trajan.Roman Britain in 1914 | F. Haverfield
British Dictionary definitions for denarius
a silver coin of ancient Rome, often called a penny in translation
a gold coin worth 25 silver denarii
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