A gold coin, minted in the Roman Empire from approximately 100 BCE to 309 CE, equal to 25 denarii.
Other Word Forms
Origin of aureus
From Latinaureus (“golden; gold coin equivalent to 25 denarii”), noun use of adjective, from aurum (“gold”).
Aureus Sentence Examples
These crocuses of the flower garden are mostly horticultural varieties of C. vernus, C. versicolor and C. aureus (Dutch crocus), the two former yielding the white, purple and striped, and the latter the yellow varieties.