Details for denomination: Aureus (Republic/Empire)

The aureus (pl. aurei) was a gold coin of ancient Rome valued at 25 silver denarii. The aureus was regularly issued from the 1st century BC to the beginning of the 4th century AD, when it was replaced by the solidus. The aureus is approximately the same size as the denarius, but is heavier due to the higher density of gold.

Gold (Roman gold is a rich yellow rather than a pale yellow).

Rare, but 1st to 2nd century AD most common.

Thickness: 3 mm
Diameter: 19 mm
Metal: Gold

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We have recorded 41 examples.

Record: NMGW-981BC4
Object type: COIN
Broadperiod: ROMAN
Description: Roman gold coin Augustus (27BC - AD 14) au…
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Record: CAM-9D9B6D
Object type: COIN
Broadperiod: ROMAN
Description: A gold Roman aureus of Vespasian (AD 69-7…
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Record: NARC-B63118
Object type: COIN
Broadperiod: ROMAN
Description: A gold Cut Aureus of Probus dating to AD
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Record: FASAM-A183C8
Object type: COIN
Broadperiod: ROMAN
Description: Gold aureus of Antoninus Pius (AD 138-61)…
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Statistics for coins recorded

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  • Records: 37.00
  • Mean: 18.88
  • Maxima: 20.30
  • Minima: 16.60


  • Records: 53.00
  • Mean: 6.09
  • Maxima: 7.81
  • Minima: 1.00


  • Records: 13.00
  • Mean: 1.92
  • Maxima: 2.60
  • Minima: 1.40


  • Total: 91.00
  • Records: 91.00
  • Mean: 1.00
  • Maxima: 1.00
  • Minima: 1.00

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