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Acus crinalis
Pin with which the Roman women held their hairstyles.

Aedilis (edile)
Roman magistrate to whom was given the municipal responsibility of construction of buildings and infrastructures and the accomplishment of certain games.

Aes grave
First coin (of bronze) struck by the Romans c.269 b.C.

Agate
Striped variety of chalcedony

Alveus
Bath tub

Amber
Fossil resin, translucent and frail of color amid yellow and the light red.

Amethyst
Variety of quartz presenting tonalities amid violet and lilac.

Amphitheatre
Building of elliptic plant where took place combats of gladiators and of wild beasts and other public games.

Amphora
Recipient of two wings for transport of wine, olive oil and preserved food.

Anagram
Reversing of the letters of a name, to the point of forming another word.

Antonianus, ii
Silver copper or bronze coin, minted from 260 and imitated by the Barbarian emperors and clandestine mints.

Apodyterium
- Room of the baths close of the entrance (usually the first room) that served of cloak-room.

Apse
Construction of semi-circular plant, covered by vault

Ara
Altar destined to sacrifices; stone in form of altar to receive a votive or mortuary inscription .

Arena
Central area of the amphitheatre, it was generally covered of sand.

Argenteus
- Silver coin introduced by Dioclecian with characteristics identical to the Neronian denarius.

Ascia
Adze that was good to thin wood.

As, ses
Bronze coin equivalent of half a ounce.

Astragalo
Tarsus bone used by Greeks and Roman as a dice of playing

Atramentarium
Black ink for writing on papyrus or parchment.

Atrium
Entrance hall of a Roman house, generally covered by an inward sloping roof with a large central opening (compluvium) through which rainwater fell into a cistern (impluvium) below.

Audiutor
See also tabularius

Aulos
Instrument of blow (flute).



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