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ARCHAEOLOGICAL DESCRIPTION OF THE WEIGHT
Authority
Lucius Julius Vestinus, Praefectus Aegypti ; Neron, Roman Emperor
Mint
Denomination
1 Libra 1.5 Uncias 2 Grammata
Material
Copper alloy (bronze or brass)
Manufacture
Cast
Shape
Square
Length
6.00 cm
Width
6.00 cm
Height
- cm
Metrology
Mass (g) Mass (grain) Date of measurement Reference fragmented cleaned reference weight
-
Iconography
Wear
Corrosion
Handle
No
Suspension hole
No
Recarved mould
No
Recarved weight
No
Intentionally destroyed
No
Archaeological description
Square bronze weight.
Autopsy
No
INSCRIPTION
Legend type
Fac simile
Edition
(Ἔτους) ἕκτου Νέρωνος | Κλαυδίου Καίσαρος | Σεβαστοῦ Γερμανικοῦ | αὐτοκράτορος, | ἐπὶ Λουκίου Ἰουλίου | Οὐηστινοῦ ἡγεμόν[ος]. | Λί(τρα) αʹ, ο(ὐ)γ(γίαι) αʹ (ἡμίσεια), γρ(άμματα) βʹ.
Monogram
Countermark type
Countermark
ARCHAEOLOGICAL CONTEXT
Findspot (region)
Egypt: Qena
Findspot (site)
Quft [Coptos]
context
CIRCUMSTANCES OF ACQUISITION
Region
Egypt: Cairo
City
Cairo [Babylon]
Date of first acquisition
circumstances
Lansing Collection, Cairo
DATING OF THE WEIGHT
Chronological Period
ROMAN , GREEK
Terminus post quem
59
Terminus ante quem
60
Time frame
-
Comments on Chronology
Year 6 of Neron.
COLLECTION HISTORY
Collection
Name Date of acquisition Inventory number
Lansing Collection Dec. 31, 1954 1954.151.1
Egyptian Museum (Cairo) None None
Bibliography
Reference Page/Column Reference (number) Plate / Figure Comment
Sayce 1894 298 X pl. XIX None
Milne 1905 134 9309 None None
IGR I 468 1379 None None
SB I None 304 None (non vidi)
Bernand 1984 190–191 63 None None
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