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Denarius. (containing ten). Authorized Version, "penny," Matthew 18:28; Matthew 20:2; Matthew 20:9; Matthew 20:13. A Roman silver coin, in the time of our Saviour and the Apostles, worth about 15 cents. It took its name from its being first equal to ten "asses," a number afterwards, increased to sixteen. It was the principal silver coin of the Roman commonwealth. From the parable of the laborers in the vineyard, it would seem that a denarius was then the ordinary pay for a day's labor. Matthew 20:2; Matthew 20:4; Matthew 20:7; Matthew 20:9-10; Matthew 20:13.

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Smith, William, Dr. Entry for 'Denarius'. Smith's Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/​dictionaries/​eng/​sbd/​d/denarius.html. 1901.
 
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