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A Roman coin of the late republic and empire, worth 25 silver denarii.
- ‘The highest price at the auction was paid for a Roman gold medallion of 4 aurei struck in AD 308 for the Roman Emperor Maxentius.’
- ‘The gold denomination of the Roman Empire was the aureus, which was worth twenty-five silver denarii.’
- ‘Roman trade coins, ranging from the silver dinarii, issued by Augustus, to the gold aurei, minted by Tiberius and Nero, are a highlight.’
Latin, noun use of aureus ‘golden’, from aurum ‘gold’.
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.