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SI´LIQUA (κεράτιον) was the smallest Roman weight, being the sixth part of a scruple, scripulum, or 1/144 of an ounce. [PONDERA] Tho siliqua auri is spoken of as a coin in the time of Constantius II.: according to Mommsen (Röm. Münzwesen, p. 791), it is represented by the silver coins of the period of the weight of 36 grains, which may have been equivalent to 3 grs., the weight of the siliqua, in gold.


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