An old Roman denarius.
denarius definition by Webster's New World
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noun pl. denarii
- an ancient Roman silver coin, the penny of the New Testament
- an ancient Roman gold coin, worth 25 silver denarii
Origin: Middle English ; from Classical Latin origin, originally , adjective , containing ten ; from deni, by tens ; from decem, ten
denarius definition by American Heritage Dictionary
noun pl. de·nar·i·i
- An ancient Roman silver coin.
- An ancient Roman gold coin valued at 25 silver denarii.
Origin: Middle English, from Latin dēnārius; see denary.