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Latin Palaeography

Lesson Eight - Abbreviations

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The word dimidia, -e (f.) is abbreviated to ‘di’.
di[midium]

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The word precium, -ii (n.) is usually abbreviated after the c.
p[re]c[ij]

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The word acra, -e (f.) is usually abbreviated to ‘acr’.
acr[e]

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The verb contineo, continere, continui, contentum (2) is usually abbreviated to ‘cont’, but in this document can also occur in its full form.
cont[inet]

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The word obolus, -i (m.) is usually abbreviated to ‘ob’.
ob[ol’]

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Money abbreviations

The word quarta, -e (f.) is usually abbreviated to q with a superscript letter a.
q[uart]’

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Money abbreviations