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ARCHAEOLOGICAL DESCRIPTION OF THE WEIGHT
Authority
Mint
Denomination
1 Libra = 1 Litra
Material
Lead
Manufacture
Cast
Shape
Square
Length
6.60 cm
Width
6.50 cm
Height
1.00 cm
Metrology
Mass (g) Mass (grain) Date of measurement Reference fragmented cleaned reference weight
307.00 - Sept. 6, 2019 Measurement done by D. Delvigne No No Yes
307.00 - - Rome 1966 No No No
Iconography
Symbol Technique Direction Position Number Synecdoche
Wear
Worn
Corrosion
Heavily corroded
Handle
No
Suspension hole
No
Recarved mould
No
Recarved weight
No
Intentionally destroyed
No
Archaeological description
Mariemont 1966: Poids quadrangulaire très fruste portant, dans un cadre creuxm l'inscription ΛΕΙΤΡ[Α], "une livre". C'est un des nombreux poids à inscription grecque relevant du système pondéral romain.
Autopsy
No
INSCRIPTION
Language Technique Legend type
Denomination
Fac simile

ΛΕΙ | ΤΡΑ̣

Edition
Λεί|τρα
Monogram
Countermark type
Countermark
ARCHAEOLOGICAL CONTEXT
Findspot (region)
Findspot (site)
context
Mariemont 1966: Provenance inconnue.
CIRCUMSTANCES OF ACQUISITION
Region
City
Date of first acquisition
Dec. 31, 1911
circumstances
Mariemont 1966: Acheté en 1911 par R. Warocqué à la vente de la collection Serrure en même temps qu'un poids hellénistique provenant de Syrie [Cf. https://pondera.uclouvain.be/artifact/3562/]
DATING OF THE WEIGHT
Curatorial Section
GREEK , ROMAN
Time frame
Comments on Chronology
COLLECTION HISTORY
Collection
Name Date of acquisition Inventory number
Warocqué Collection Dec. 31, 1911 397
Royal Museum of Mariemont Dec. 31, 1917 B.397
Antiquities Trade None None
Serrure Collection None 114
Bibliography
Reference Page/Column Reference (number) Plate / Figure Comment
Mariemont 1952 None G.124 None None
Mariemont 1966 83–84 223 None None
VARIA
Additional comment
Mariemont 1966: Catal. de la vente Serrure (1911), n. 114.
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