What is a denaro?

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What is a denaro?

Postby Guest » Sun Jun 05, 2005 8:59 am

I've heard this unit used before, although I don't remember what in reference to. Mass, maybe. Anyhow, can anyone tell me where this unit comes from, and what it is either in English std. or Metric units?
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Postby Guest » Sat Jun 11, 2005 5:43 pm

Dineiro is a word for money in some Wester European languages; derivatives like "dinar" are used in the Middle East.

But I can't find any usage of the exact spelling as a unit.
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Re: What is a denaro?

Postby qbzzt » Fri Jul 08, 2005 9:10 am

Hi,

Anonymous wrote:I've heard this unit used before, although I don't remember what in reference to. Mass, maybe. Anyhow, can anyone tell me where this unit comes from, and what it is either in English std. or Metric units?


The Denarius was a Roman coin. Back then (before the 1930s), the value of money was defined as a particular weight of precious metal (either silver or gold). Therefore, a coin would always be a unit of mass as well.

In the case of Denarius, you can see it here on this site, at http://www.convert-me.com/en/convert/un ... um.en.html .
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