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1. a silver coin of ancient Rome, often called a penny in translation
2. a gold coin worth 25 silver denarii



an ancient Roman silver coin consisting of ten asses. It was first minted in 269 B.C. and contained 4.55 g of pure silver. A number of countries that had close trade ties with ancient Rome, such as the lands occupied by presentday Iraq and Yugoslavia, still retain monetary units derived from the Roman denarius.

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The denarii, known as the South Warwickshire Roman Hoard, will go on display in the museum in Market Square, Warwick, from July 9 for the venue's 60th anniversary.
PhX Media Group, a digital marketing and electronic commerce agency, announced yesterday that it has signed an agency agreement with payment and information services provider Denarii Systems.
Although most of the exhibits are small and some comprise sets such as the hoard of denarii from Poland, they amount to some 2000 items (including a few helpful replicas) from more than 180 collections, from St Petersburg to Lisbon and New York and from Edinburgh to Tunis.
On the face of it, David is like the debtor owing 500 denarii (Luke 7:41).
we could visit hundreds of mints located throughout the Roman Empire all hard at work minting denarii for Emperor Diocletian.
Judas Iscariot, observing this act of apparent extravagance, said: "Why wasn't this ointment sold for three hundred denarii, and the money given to the poor?
Actually, not a few denarii are being unearthed in our time that contain much less silver and are of less purity because of the greater weight of copper added--more than a third.
Joint clerk of the course William Wales won the members' for the fourth time in succession, following Rough Edge, Regal Bay and Tom De Savoie with the maiden Hagon Beck, and Lucy Cowan, 26, won on her first ride when Denarii took the older horse maiden.
When those around complain in mundane terms that this effusion of oil is a "waste" because it "could have been sold for more than 300 denarii and given to the poor" (vv.
35)The next day he took out two denarii, and gave them to the innkeeper, and said, `Take care of him; and when I come back, l will repay you whatever more you spend.
Recently, however, it has been argued that the inscription has been poorly transcribed and that the figure for Memmius' salary is given in denarii, not sestertii, which would mean it was four times higher than previously assumed.