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Pecunia non olet

“Pecunia non olet” (Money does not stink) Urinary taxation in Roman times. urine collection Many people who hear it may be confused about what it is and how to keep it.

But in ancient Roman times there was a real tax on urine. During the emperor Vespasian (Vespasian) ruled Rome. During the years 69-79 (612-622 A.D.) was the time of the Civil War. The city was confused as a riot. The treasury was facing financial problems. Emperor Vespasian could only think of one way to earn money. That is, raising taxes and creating new taxes. One of the more bizarre taxes is the urine tax.

Many people wonder what the urine tax is and how to collect it. There is a wider variety of urine applications than today. The urine, when discarded for about a day Urine is converted to ammonia. This ammonia is suitable for washing. as well as being able to do other things such as making leather. The tax is likely to be collected from people who exploit urine. like a leather factory including people who use urine for various benefits causing the treasury to start to have more and more money.

But the tax on urine was offensive to the Romans of the time. Until the Emperor Vespasian has said the famous phrase “Pecunia non olet” which means “Even if this money comes from dirty things like urine. But it is also valuable money.” And although the Vespasian emperor’s urine tax caused the displeasure of many. But he was able to help the kingdom’s finances and economic system can make the financial position better.

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