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ARCHAEOLOGICAL DESCRIPTION OF THE WEIGHT
Authority
Mint
Denomination
Material
Stone
Manufacture
Carved
Shape
Truncated sphere or similar (truncated spheroid, truncated double cone, etc.)
Length
0.90 cm
Width
0.90 cm
Height
0.55 cm
Metrology
Mass (g) Mass (grain) Date of measurement Reference fragmented cleaned reference weight
1.80 - March 20, 2017 Measurement done by A. Pugliese No Yes Yes
2.00 - - MCABologna No Yes No
Iconography
Symbol Technique Direction Position Number Synecdoche
Wear
Little to no wear
Corrosion
Handle
No
Suspension hole
No
Recarved mould
No
Recarved weight
No
Intentionally destroyed
No
Archaeological description
Autoptic examination:
Roman basalt weight. It is in very good conditions - black colour, well-polished, with no signs of wear. One small dot is incised in the centre of the upper base, whose diameter measures 0.55 cm; the lower base is plain, with a diameter of 0.35 cm.
Autopsy
Yes
INSCRIPTION
Language Technique 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
Curatorial Section
ROMAN
Time frame
Comments on Chronology
COLLECTION HISTORY
Collection
Name Date of acquisition Inventory number
Archaeological Civic Museum (Bologna) Sept. 25, 1881 ROM_2088
University of Bologna None
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