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Siliqua

 

(1) An ancient Roman unit of weight or measure equal to 1/728 of a libra (327.45 g) or one-sixth of a scripulum (0.19g).

(2) A Roman and Byzantine silver coin. First issued in A.D. 323, it was equal to 1/24 of a gold solidus. During the fifth and sixth centuries it was used as the basic monetary unit of the Byzantine Empire. With the fall of the Byzantine Empire the sili-qua went out of use.

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