a cylindrical container used in ancient Rome to hold papyrus rolls.
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How to use scrinium in a sentence
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
The Roman scrinium, or book-case, a very costly cabinet, shows how these rolls were preserved.Foot-prints of a letter carrier | James Rees
Unum scrinium argenteum deauratum, in quo reponitur crux quo vocatur la blake rode.