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Even after the denarius was no longer regularly issued, it continued to be used as a unit of account, and the name was applied to later Roman coins in a way that is not understood.
The Arabs who conquered large parts of the land that once belonged to the Eastern Roman Empire issued their own Gold dinar.
The lasting legacy of the denarius can be seen in the use of " d " as the abbreviation for the British penny prior to 1971.
The denarius also survives in the common Arabic name for a currency unit, the dinar used from pre-Islamic times, and still used in several modern Arabic-speaking nations.
The Italian word denaro, the Spanish word dinero, the Portuguese word dinheiro, the Slovene word and the Catalan word diner, all meaning money, are also derived from Latin denarius.