Stephen II was unanimously elected to be Pope in March of 752 but, three days after his election, he suffered apoplexy (kind of like a stroke with hemorrhaging) and died. Since he was never consecrated, many did not view him as a real Pope, but now he is counted among them. This has led to a lot of difficulty with the numbering of Pope Stephens. His immediate successor took the name “Stephen II,” but is now referred to as Stephen III. There have been a total of ten Pope Stephens now, and I don’t know what they’ve done about the numbering situation.
The chemical symbol for gold is AU, from the Latin word aurum meaning “shining dawn” and from Aurora, the Roman goddess of the dawn. In 50 B.C., Romans began issuing gold coins called the Aureus and the smaller solidus.