antoninianus

noun an·to·nin·i·a·nus \ˌantəˌninēˈānəs\

Definition of antoninianus

plural

antoniniani

\-ˈāˌnī\
  1. :  an ancient Roman coin originally worth two denarii

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Origin and Etymology of antoninianus

Late Latin, literally, of Antoninus, from Marcus Aurelius Antoninus Caracalla †a.d. 217 Roman emperor who introduced it + Latin -ianus -ian


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