In the Roman system of measures and weights, deunx refers to11/12 of the whole (as) and the term is derived from deesse and uncia, i.e. 1 as (12 unciae) less 1 uncia. Deunx is used in the measurement of length (pes), the measurement of area (iugerum) and the measurement of capacity (cyathus, sextarius) as well as in the calculation of interest (fenus) and in the law of succession. Based on the Roman pound (libra: 327,45 g), the deunx weighs 300.16 g. Coins of this weight were not minted.
Cite this pageMlasowsky, Alexander (Hannover), “Deunx”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 14 May 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e316020>
First published online: 2006
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