The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction eBook

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Maximum Mean Price of
of the the English
Sextarius.  Pint, Wine

          
                      Measure.

L. s. d. 
Picene, Tiburtine, Sabine, Aminean,
Surentine, Setinian, and Falernian wines    30 Den.     0  5  4
Old wines of the first quality                24          0  4  2-3/4
Do. of second quality                         16          0  2 10
Country wine                                   8          0  1  5
Beer                                           4          0  0  4-3/4
Beer of Egypt                                  2          0  0  2
Spiced wine of Asia                           30          0  5  4
Barley wine of Attica                         24          0  4  2-3/4
Decoction of different raising                16          0  2 10

III.—­PRICE OF MEAT.

Maximum         Mean Price of
of the Roman    the French
pound.          pound.

L. s. d. 
Flesh of oxen 8 Den. 0 2 0
Do. of mutton, or of goat 8 0 2 0
Do. of lamb, or of kid 12 0 3 0
Do. of pork 12 0 3 0
The best lard 16 0 4 0
The best ham from Westphalia, from Cerdagne,
or from the country of the Marses 20 0 5 0
Fat fresh pork 12 0 3 0
Belly and tripe 16 0 4 0
Pig’s liver, enlarged by being
fattened upon figs 16 0 4 0
Pig’s feet, each 4 0 0 9
Fresh pork sausages, weighing one ounce 2 0 0 4-1/2
Do. of fresh beef 16 0 2 9-1/2
Pork sausages and seasoned 16 0 4 0
Do. of smoked beef 10 0 2 9-1/2

IV.—­POULTRY AND GAME.

Maximum Mean Price of
of each each in English
in Roman Money. 
Money. 
L. s. d. 
One fat male peacock 250 Den. 2 6 9
One fat female peacock 200 1 17 9
One male wild peacock 125 1 3 4-1/2
One female wild peacock 100 0 18 8
One fat goose 200 2 6 9
Do. not fat 100 0 18 8
One hen 60 0 11 4
One duck 40 0 7 4
One partridge 30 0 5 8
One hare 150 1 8 1
One rabbit 40 0 7 4

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