In the early middle ages, to steal one’s hunting dog or one’s bird of prey cost you dearly and I do not speak only of the 15 gold solidii you paid as a fine.But of the public humiliation to have to kiss said dog’s … behind.
These were the days where hunting was a serious business!
1 solidus : 4,5grams of gold; 15 solidii : 67, 5 grams.
A fine verging $600.00 and a dog’s bottom kiss…
From The Private Life from Late Antiquity to Byzantium. Georges Duby and Philippe Aries Editors.