Tables of Ancient Coins, Weights and Measures; Explain'd and Exemplify'd in Several Dissertations

Tables of Ancient Coins, Weights and Measures; Explain'd and Exemplify'd in Several Dissertations

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1727 edition. Excerpt: ... Nardi Gailici libra IH j VI Denarii. Oleum Cyprium, made of an /Egyptian Tree, J Denarii, 3 s. % d. 1 Asparathos, a root used for precious Ointments, 5 Denarii, 3 X. z/. Opobalsamum, 300 Denarii the Sextarius, per Englijh Pint 8 /. 1 x. 1. This was the price as it was sold by the Publick: ' but as it was adulterated, it brought the owners per Pint 2.7 /. (c)j. 4!/. u There was likewise a Xylobalsamum, which was an Oyl made of the boiling of the Samenta of the Tree, that Was sold for 6 Denarii, 3 s. 10 d. x The Oyl of the Sesama, an Indian grain and used for Sauce, per Pint 5 J. cd. 7 Garum, a Sauce made of Fish, much used by the Romans, per Pint, 11 s. 5 j/. c H A p. x. Of the Price of Slaves. ANother way of determining the quantity of their Riches is, by finding out the price of Labour, and the value of certain pieces of Workmanship. In order to come at that, we must: begin with the prices of their Slaves. aThe price of an ordinary Slave in Cato major's time was 375 Drachms, 48/. Ss. sd. It Was a principle with him not to entertain any that was delicate, but strong Fellows fit for country Labour. Y 6 The q Ibid, cap, 24. V Denarii. r Ibid. V Denarii. s Plin. lib. s. cap. if. t PHn. lib. 12. cap. 25-. u Ibid. cap. if. VI Denarii, x Quint. Curti. lib. y. CCXL Denarii, Amphora.. y Plin. lib. 31. cap. 8. singulis millibus nummum permutantibus congios fer- binos, Plutarch in Catone majore. S b The price of a Vine-dresser was 8000 Sefierti' 64 /. 11 s. 8 d. Thofe were common prices but such as exercised more polite Artsy and were entertained for Fancy aind Luxury, ere much dearer. The An gnofl Slaves., or such as could read, were dear. One e Calvifius Lahimts, who thought he could purchase the Character of a learned Person more

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