Gronovius de Pecunia vetere, 1. iii. p. 120, etc. The emperor Domitian raised the annual stipend of the legionaries to twelve pieces of gold which, in his time, was equivalent to about ten of our guineas. This pay, somewhat higher than our own, had been, and was afterwards, gradually increased, according to the progress of wealth and military government. After twenty years' service, the veteran received three thousand denarii (about one hundred pounds sterling), or a proportionable allowance of land. The pay and advantages of the guards were, in general, about double those of the legions.