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There are also two colours of very inferior quality, which have been recently discovered. One of these is the green known as "appianum,"1 a fair imitation of chrysocolla; just as though we had not had to mention sufficient of these counterfeits already. This colour, too, is prepared from a green chalk, the usual price of it being one sesterce per pound.

1 So called, probably, either from the place where it was made, or from the person who first discovered it. Some commentators have suggested that it should be "apian" green, meaning "parsley" colour.

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