Pompeii and Herculaneum- The economy

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amphorae
two-handled clay vessels for liquids, especially wine and oil
apochae
receipts issued by a creditor for payment of a debt
denarius
silver coin used for major purpose e.g. purchase of land or slaves
dolium/ dolia
large earthenware jar, globular in form with a wide mouth
duopondius
zinc coin used in everyday
forum
the public square of a Roman city which acted both as a marketplace and centre for business and justice
fullonica
laundry
garum
fish sauce
horti pompeiani
horti pompeiani suburban market gardens of Pompeii
Macellum
central provision market of the Pompeian Forum
Officina
workshop
officina langifricare
workshop where raw wool was degreased
officina olearia
oil mill
officina textoria
weaver's workshop
officina tinctoria
dyer's workshop
olitorium
granary
pistrina
bakery
taberna
shop opening onto the street with large stalls
thermopolium
bar serving warm snacks and drinks
torcula
wine press
torcularia
room for pressing grapes
villa rustica
country residence often connected to a vineyard or farm
as
low-denomination red copper coin for everyday use
aureus
gold coin used for major purchases e.g. purchase of land or slaves
denarius
silver coin used for major purpose e.g. purchase of land or slaves
Macellum
central provision market of the Pompeian Forum
mensa
ponderaria measuring table
Mercury
god of commerce
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