The soldier was paid three times a year. The yearly salary of a
simple soldier in the auxilliary troops was 225 denarii. Emperor
Septimius Severus (193-211) doubled the military salaries at the
beginning of the 2nd century and soldiers became a privileged group
in the society. This can be seen at the frontiers of the Roman
empire, where there was a certain level of wealth and increasing
imports of luxury goods.
A written source, an inscription scratched into a terra sigilata bowl, indicates that there was a regular market in the Seligenstadt vicus.
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