Simony was not unknown in those times-and the clergy sometimes bought what they intended to sell. It appears that the bishopric of Carthage was purchased by a wealthy matron named Lucilla, for her servant Majorinus. The price was 400 'Folles'. (Monument. Antiq. ad calcem Optati, p. 263.) Every 'Follis' contained 125 pieces of silver, and the whole sum may be computed at about 2400l.