Note 098
From Chapter 6 of the Decline & Fall

Pliny (Hist. Natur. 1. vi. c. 28 [s. 32]; 1. xii. c. 18). His observation, that the Indian commodities were sold at Rome at a hundred times their original price, may give us some notion of the produce of the customs, since that original price amounted to more than eight hundred thousand pounds.

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