dupondius


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Related to dupondius: Aureus, denarius, Sestertius

dupondius

(djuːˈpɒndɪəs)
n, pl -dii (-dɪˌaɪ)
(Historical Terms) a brass coin of ancient Rome worth half a sesterce
[from Latin, from duo two + pondus weight]
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Jeff Grant tells about a word among coins: "I was having a conversation with an old numismatist friend, Professor Dupondius, who collects Roman coins, such as the aureus, sestertius, solidus and antoninianus (double denarius).
El aureo en oro y el denario en oro y en plata; el sestercio, el dupondius y el as en bronce, fueron de curso corriente durante los primeros siglos del imperio.
has, on its reverse, a cippus inscribed 'imperatori Caesari Augusto communi consensu';(31) this might, on its own, be taken as a reference to general political support, but a dupondius of Gaius, commemorating Augustus, offers an expanded version of the same slogan: 'consensu senat(us) et eq(uestris) ordini(is) p(opuli)q(ue) R(omani)'.