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Notes on Roman Money.

06-May-10

The top unit of value in the coinage of the late Republic in Rome was the aureus, which prior to Nero was approximately 1/42 of a pound of gold.  In 2010 dollars, where a pound of gold is worth about $14,000, the aureus takes on a value of approximately $330. The denarius, a silver coin, [...]