An Aureus gold coin = 25 Dēnārius Dēnāriī coins
A Dēnārius = 10 As • Asses Bronze or Copper coins
A Sēstertius Bronze or Silver coin = 2 1/2 Asses coins
Sēstertius: Sēmis (half) + tertius (third)
4 Sesterces = 1 Dēnārius
100 Sesterces = 1 Aureus
Dēnārius - ten of something
Staphylococcus aureus σταφυλή • -o- • coccus
i typed how much gold do you have despite seeing it was plural.
would that be "quot aureus habetis", or whatever the singular is? or does aureus specifically mean a gold piece, (whatever that is).
An aureus (n.) is specifically a gold coin, yes, which comes from aureus, aurea, aureum (adj.) "golden". The metal itself is aurum (n.):
"How much gold do you have?" -> Quantum aurum habētis?
Note: "Quot" is always for a countable thing. (How many, not how much)
It should accept gold coins
If "gold pieces" is accepted, why isn't "gold nuggets"?
"Gold pieces" means "gold coins." It can't be interpreted as "pieces of gold" in English. Compare with "pieces of bread" (not *"bread pieces").