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n. pl. de·nar·i·i (-ē-ī′)
1. An ancient Roman silver coin.
2. An ancient Roman gold coin valued at 25 silver denarii.

[Middle English, from Latin dēnārius; see denary.]


n, pl -narii (-ˈnɛərɪˌaɪ)
1. (Currencies) a silver coin of ancient Rome, often called a penny in translation
2. (Historical Terms) a silver coin of ancient Rome, often called a penny in translation
3. (Currencies) a gold coin worth 25 silver denarii
4. (Historical Terms) a gold coin worth 25 silver denarii
[C16: from Latin: coin originally equal to ten asses, from dēnārius (adj) containing ten, from dēnī ten each, from decem ten]


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n., pl. -nar•i•i (-ˈnɛər iˌaɪ)
1. a silver coin of ancient Rome, orig. equal to 10 asses.
2. a gold coin of ancient Rome equal to 25 silver denarii.
[< Latin dēnārius, orig. adj.: containing ten (asses) =dēn(ī) ten each + -ārius -ary]
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The gold aureus coin is from the reign of Vitellius, who was emperor for only eight months in AD69, and the silver denarii coins date from 32-31BC to AD81-96.
For example, Denarii Monroe of the Bisexual Resource Center says, "Staying sexually healthy for me personally means making sure that I'm getting regular STI and HIV check-ups, preferably before starting a new sexual relationship with someone.
The hoard's find spot is only a mile as the crow flies from that of another second century silver hoard found at Monknash in 2000, which compromised 103 denarii, buried a little earlier, around 150AD.
The water code includes penalties of between 5,000 and 12,500 denarii, a Roman currency.
It all begins with a stroke of luck for the boys - they win 100 denarii each after gambling on a race, which gives Stylax the confidence to embark on a new career as a charioteer, while Marcus' cash goes on more romantic pursuits.
However, as ever in football finance, things are never as clear-cut as they seem and we are a long way from a scenario where Demarai equals denarii.
A denarius bore the image of Caesar, who demanded denarii in return.
Uncomfortable, I'd wager - after all, he's old enough to have gone to school with Pythagoras and probably remembered he still owes him five denarii.
Line Item Denarii * Revenue 1 Booty 109,500,000 2 Indemnities ** 152,100,000 3 Provincial Tithes 130,000,000 4 Spanish Mines 50,000,000 5 Citizen Tax (Abolished 167 B.
However, they also looked to the future and the new Ptolemaic Empire that they were in the process of creating by utilising either familiar symbols in a new way, or entirely new symbols in a familiar way; one example of this is found in the series of silver denarii and tetradrachms issued after the Donations of Alexandria which bear Cleopatra and the legend REGINAE REGVM FILIORVM REGVM CLEOPATRAE on the obverse and Antonius and the legend ANTONI ARMENIA DEVICTA on the reverse.
Hec Dragma est octaua unciae est et constat scripulis pars unciae, denarii pondus tribus <id est> constans scripulis argenti, tribus lentis granis tribus, id est constans scripulis, XLVIII.
However, this same servant took no pity on someone who owed him the tiny (by comparison) sum of 100 denarii (6,0 denarii equalled one talent).