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ARCHAEOLOGICAL DESCRIPTION OF THE WEIGHT
Authority
Mint
Denomination
2 Uncias
Material
Stone
Manufacture
Carved
Shape
Truncated sphere or similar (truncated spheroid, truncated double cone, etc.)
Length
3.40 cm
Width
3.40 cm
Height
2.10 cm
Metrology
Mass (g) Mass (grain) Date of measurement Reference fragmented cleaned reference weight
51.70 - March 20, 2017 Measurement done by A. Pugliese No Yes Yes
53.00 - - MCABologna No Yes No
Iconography
Wear
Lightly worn
Corrosion
Handle
No
Suspension hole
No
Recarved mould
No
Recarved weight
No
Intentionally destroyed
No
Archaeological description
Autoptic examination:
Roman basalt weight; black colour with brown veins; well-polished. The piece is slightly worn, with minor scratches and with the edges of the upper and lower bases smoothened. The diameter of the lower base is 2.25 cm, while diameter of the upper base is 2.1 cm; here two dots are carved in the centre to indicate the denomination of the weight: a sextans, corresponding to two ounces.
Autopsy
Yes
INSCRIPTION
Legend type
Fac simile
Edition
Monogram
Countermark type
Countermark
ARCHAEOLOGICAL CONTEXT
Findspot (region)
Findspot (site)
context
CIRCUMSTANCES OF ACQUISITION
Region
City
Date of first acquisition
circumstances
DATING OF THE WEIGHT
Chronological Period
ROMAN
Terminus post quem
Terminus ante quem
Comments on Chronology
COLLECTION HISTORY
Collection
Name Date of acquisition Inventory number
Archaeological Civic Museum (Bologna) Sept. 25, 1881 ROM_2113
University of Bologna None
Bibliography
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