Ab Urbe Condita
Tantum magnificentiae visum in iis, ut aurata scuta dominis argentariarum ad forum ornandum dividerentur.
So magnificent was its appearance that the shields inlaid with gold were divided up amongst the owners of the money-changers' booths, to be used in decking out the Forum.
Reprinted by permission of the publishers and the Trustees of the Loeb Classical Library from T. Livius: History of Rome (Volume IV: Books 8-10), Loeb Classical Library Vol. 191, translated by B.O. Foster, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, © 1926, by the President and Fellows of Harvard College. The Loeb Classical Library ® is a registered trademark of the President and Fellows of Harvard College.