- a cylindrical container used in ancient Rome to hold papyrus rolls.
Origin of scrinium
Examples from the Web for scrinium
Historical Examples of scrinium
Unum scrinium argenteum deauratum, in quo reponitur crux quo vocatur la blake rode.
The Roman scrinium, or book-case, a very costly cabinet, shows how these rolls were preserved.Foot-prints of a letter carrier
When a number of rolls had to be carried from one place to another, they were put into a box (scrinium or capsa).The Care of Books
John Willis Clark