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AERO a basket made of osiers, rushes, or sedge (Donat. ad Ter. Phorm. 1.2, 72; Vitr. 5.12), and used to contain sand (Plin H. N. 26.96), or wheat (Dig. 19, 2, 31). Rich identifies as aerones large baskets, somewhat wider at the top than the bottom, carried by soldiers employed on excavations, &c., on the bas-reliefs of Trajan's column.


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