Pretium corii

Lit. 'skin price'. This was the price required from a slave on his manumission: 30d had to be paid to the lord before witnesses. The *LHP adds that the skin price was 'a token that [the slave] may be worthy of it for ever'. -

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  • Hydgeld — Fine paid by a *serf to avoid corporal punishment; this was usually 30d. [< OldEngl. hyd = skin + geld = money] Cf. Pretium corii …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

  • CORIUM Crudum — pectorale Veteribus. Statius, l. 12. Theb. v. 774. venit ecce Creon: sic fatus et auras Dissipat hasta tremens, tunc quem subtemine durô Multiplicem tenues itcrant thoraca catenae, Incidit. Ubi subtemen est corium crudum, quod loricae suberat et… …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

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