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,
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.