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 47 examples.

Record: WILT-BE2DD1
Object type: COIN
Broadperiod: ROMAN
Description: A Roman gold aureus of Trajan, dating to A…
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Record: NMS-ACE619
Object type: COIN HOARD
Broadperiod: IRON AGE
Description: One Roman gold aureus, addendum to a hoard…
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Record: FASAM-8F3066
Object type: COIN
Broadperiod: ROMAN
Description: Gold aureus of Allectus (AD 293-6), Mint o…
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Record: NMS-6C0C82
Object type: COIN
Broadperiod: ROMAN
Description: A gold Roman aureus of Faustina II (AD 147…
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Statistics for coins recorded

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  • Records: 44.00
  • Mean: 19.03
  • Maxima: 23.70
  • Minima: 16.60


  • Records: 59.00
  • Mean: 6.32
  • Maxima: 9.40
  • Minima: 2.30


  • Records: 14.00
  • Mean: 1.92
  • Maxima: 2.70
  • Minima: 1.00


  • Total: 97.00
  • Records: 97.00
  • Mean: 1.00
  • Maxima: 1.00
  • Minima: 1.00

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