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 34 examples.

Record: LVPL-BCE783
Object type: COIN
Broadperiod: ROMAN
Description: A gold aureus of Gallienus (AD 253-268), j…
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Record: NLM-61A270
Object type: COIN
Broadperiod: ROMAN
Description: Silver coin. Denarius of Trajan (98-117), …
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Record: BUC-1A1EFF
Object type: COIN
Broadperiod: ROMAN
Description: A gold Roman aureus of Claudius (AD 41-54…
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Record: LIN-C5BFFA
Object type: COIN
Broadperiod: ROMAN
Description: A Roman gold aureus of Vespasian (AD 69-7…
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Statistics for coins recorded

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  • Records: 32.00
  • Mean: 18.87
  • Maxima: 20.30
  • Minima: 16.60


  • Records: 46.00
  • Mean: 6.11
  • Maxima: 7.81
  • Minima: 1.00


  • Records: 10.00
  • Mean: 1.88
  • Maxima: 2.60
  • Minima: 1.40


  • Total: 84.00
  • Records: 84.00
  • Mean: 1.00
  • Maxima: 1.00
  • Minima: 1.00

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