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ARCHAEOLOGICAL DESCRIPTION OF THE WEIGHT
Authority
Mint
Denomination
12 Grammata = 12 Scrupuli
Material
Copper alloy (bronze or brass)
Manufacture
Cast
Shape
Square
Length
1.85 cm
Width
1.90 cm
Height
0.50 cm
Metrology
Mass (g) Mass (grain) Date of measurement Reference fragmented cleaned reference weight
11.65 - Dec. 31, 2014 Campagnolo and Weber 2015 No No Yes
Iconography
Symbol Technique Direction Position Number Synecdoche
Cross between marks of value
Wear
Corrosion
Handle
No
Suspension hole
No
Recarved mould
No
Recarved weight
No
Intentionally destroyed
No
Archaeological description
Campagnolo and Weber 2015: Poids de 12 grammata (= 1/2 once). Lieu de fabrication indéterminé, Ve-VIe siècle. Laiton. Poids 11,65 g ; hauteur 18,5 mm ; largeur 19,0 mm ; épaisseur 5,0 mm. Nielle partiellement conservé. Corrosion diffuse. Inv. CdN 2011-34, ancienne collection Nadine Naccache-Pereire. Avers : ΙΒ ; D. Technique : gravé et niellé. Au revers, traces d’ajustage.
Autopsy
Yes
INSCRIPTION
Language Technique Legend type
Denomination
Fac simile

ΙΒ

Edition
ιβ´.
Monogram
Countermark type
Countermark
ARCHAEOLOGICAL CONTEXT
Findspot (region)
Findspot (site)
context
CIRCUMSTANCES OF ACQUISITION
Region
City
Date of first acquisition
Dec. 31, 1971
circumstances
DATING OF THE WEIGHT
Curatorial Section
LATE ROMAN AND BYZANTINE
Time frame
Comments on Chronology
COLLECTION HISTORY
Collection
Name Date of acquisition Inventory number
Art and History Museum (Geneva) Dec. 31, 1971 CdN 2011-0034
Naccache-Pereire Collection None 34
Bibliography
Reference Page/Column Reference (number) Plate / Figure Comment
Campagnolo and Weber 2015 111 304 None None
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