- the state treasury in ancient Rome.
Origin of aerarium
< Latin, equivalent to aer- (stem of aes bronze, money) + -ārium -ary
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Deinde Scipioni Africano duo tribuni plebis diem dixerunt, quod praeda ex Antiocho capta aerarium fraudasset.Selections from Viri Romae
Charles Franois L'Homond
We are reminded of the temple of Saturn in the Forum at Rome, the podium of which served as a treasury, aerarium.Pompeii, Its Life and Art
Dr. Bull's aerarium is another device similar to a window tent.