Solidus (coin)

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Julian solidus, ca. 361.

The solidus (the Laitin wird for solit) wis oreeginally a gowd coin issued in the Late Roman Empire, an a wicht for gowd mair generally, correspondin tae 4.5 grams. It wis introduced in 312 AD bi Constantine I an replaced the aulder Aureus as the main gowd denomination.