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DENARIUS
Form: Latin.
A Roman silver coin so called because it originally contained 10 asses. In later times it = 16 asses = 4 sestertii = 1/25 of an aureus. Its original weight was 4.55 gr. (= between 9d. and 10d.), from 207 B.C. to Nero, 3-90 (about 8½d.), af ter Nero's time 341 gr., the amount of pure silver being so reduced that it was worth only about 6d. Its value subsequently sank more and more, until at the beginning of the 3rd Century A.D. it was worth only 3½d. When at the end of the 3rd century Diocletian introduced a new silver coin of full value according to the Neronian standard (the so-called argenteus), the name denarius was transferred to a small copper coin (see COINAGE, ROMAN).
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