The Imperial treasury.
In ancient Rome, a fund or treasury. Under the Roman empire, the word came to denote the emperor's funds (hence the word `fiscal`), as distinct from the aerarium or public treasury, which...Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/20688
Imperial treasury.Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/20764
the Roman emperor`s treasury (where money was stored in baskets), as opposed to the public treasury (aerarium). It drew money primarily from revenues ...Found on http://www.britannica.com/eb/a-z/f/30
Lat. The King's personal land and properties.Found on http://www.lectlaw.com/def/f044.htm
Properly, a fiscus is a wicker basket or pannier. However, from the Roman custom of carrying money in such receptacles the word came to mean a money- chest, and, after establishment of the empire, the treasury of the emperor as distinct from that of the state which was called aerarium.Found on http://www.probertencyclopaedia.com/browse/AF.HTM
Fiscus, from which comes the English term fiscal, was the name of the personal treasury of the emperors of Rome. The word is literally translated as `basket` or `purse` and was used to describe those forms of revenue collected from the provinces (specifically the imperial provinces), which were then granted to the emperor. Its existence pointe...Found on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fiscus
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