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Signum
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(Literally 'sign', pl. signa).

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[2] (Military matters) see Ensigns; Signals

(Military matters) see Ensigns; Signals

[German version]

[3] Brand mark for slaves

The brand mark by which the Romans identified slaves (Slavery). It was used to prevent escape and deter theft, and for criminals in ge…

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Schiemann, Gottfried (Tübingen), “Signum”, 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 23 July 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e1112450>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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