The Roman Army A to Z: viaticum

viaticum (n. pl. viatica)

1. An amount of money paid to an official to fund them to travel to their new province (Livy 44.22.13); 2. an amount of money paid to a new recruit to fund them to travel to their new unit, normally 75 denarii or 3 aurei (RMR 70). [Goldsworthy 2003]

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