"We'll exchange the tessera hospitalis on it," exclaimed Paulus.
But disappointment was in waiting,—the overseer would not give the tessera.
The very earth within those walls had a reddish cast owing to the innumerable fragments of red tile and tessera mixed with it.
Ludus sit talis, tessera, saccho (ut nostra appellatione utur), carthis variis imaginibus pictis.
And, hark thee, tell the tribune that he look well to the tessera, and have the right count from the inspectors.
tessera, tes′e-ra, n. one of the small square tiles or cut stones used in forming tessellated pavements:—pl.
So bidding farewell to Petronius, he went hurriedly to the overseer of the "Putrid Pits" for his tessera.
These men are obliged to deliver the tablet (tessera) to the Tribunes before dark.
But woe to the person who gives his tessera to a careless concierge!
Let her take my tessera; she can wrap her head in a cloth, cover her shoulders with a mantle, and pass out.