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ARCHAEOLOGICAL DESCRIPTION OF THE WEIGHT
Authority
Mint
Denomination
Material
Copper alloy (bronze or brass)
Manufacture
Cast
Shape
Square
Length
2.25 cm
Width
2.45 cm
Height
1.10 cm
Metrology
Mass (g) Mass (grain) Date of measurement Reference fragmented cleaned reference weight
27.45 - - National Museum of Denmark No No No
27.40 - Sept. 18, 2018 Measurement done by L. Willocx No No Yes
Iconography
Female head
Wear
Little to no wear
Corrosion
Little to no corrosion
Handle
No
Suspension hole
No
Recarved mould
No
Recarved weight
No
Intentionally destroyed
No
Archaeological description
Autoptic examination:
Bronze weight; square shape. Signs of wear and corrosion: chippings; small incised round on the upper side; white trace on the upper left side; little strokes on the lower right corner on the reverse. Straigt corners, edges and sides. On the obverse, depiction of a woman's head in relief; her hair is wavy and pulled back. (Height without relief: 0.55 cm)
Autopsy
Yes
INSCRIPTION
Legend type
Fac simile
Edition
Monogram
Countermark type
Countermark
ARCHAEOLOGICAL CONTEXT
Findspot (region)
Findspot (site)
context
CIRCUMSTANCES OF ACQUISITION
Region
Italy: Lazio: Roma
City
Rome / Roma [Roma]
Date of first acquisition
Dec. 31, 1871
circumstances
Acquired in 1871; bought in Roma.
DATING OF THE WEIGHT
Chronological Period
Terminus post quem
Terminus ante quem
Time frame
-
Comments on Chronology
COLLECTION HISTORY
Collection
Name Date of acquisition Inventory number
National Museum of Denmark (Copenhagen) Dec. 31, 1871 545
Bibliography
Reference Page/Column Reference (number) Plate / Figure Comment
-
VARIA
Additional comment
Other inv. num.: M. 56
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