aureus

noun
au·re·us | \ˈȯr-ē-əs \
plural aurei\-ē-ˌī \

Definition of aureus 

: a gold coin of ancient Rome varying in weight from ¹/₃₀ to ¹/₇₀ libra

First Known Use of aureus

1609, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for aureus

Latin, literally, golden, from aurum gold; akin to Old Prussian ausis gold

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