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ARCHAEOLOGICAL DESCRIPTION OF THE WEIGHT
Authority
Mint
Falerio
Denomination
50 Libras
Material
Copper alloy (bronze or brass)
Manufacture
Cast
Shape
Astragalus
Length
23.00 cm
Width
12.00 cm
Height
14.00 cm
Metrology
Mass (g) Mass (grain) Date of measurement Reference fragmented cleaned reference weight
6500.00 - - Musei Vaticani No No No
6700.00 - - Kubitschek 1907 No No Yes
Iconography
Symbol Technique Direction Position Number Synecdoche
Astragalus
Wear
Corrosion
Handle
Yes
Suspension hole
Yes
Recarved mould
No
Recarved weight
No
Intentionally destroyed
No
Archaeological description
Autopsy
No
INSCRIPTION
Language Technique Legend type
Denomination, Mint
Fac simile

C F

L

Edition
C(oloniae) F(aleriensis) | L.
Monogram
Countermark type
Countermark
ARCHAEOLOGICAL CONTEXT
Findspot (region)
Italy: Marche: Fermo
Findspot (site)
Falerone [Falerio]
context
CIRCUMSTANCES OF ACQUISITION
Region
City
Date of first acquisition
circumstances
DATING OF THE WEIGHT
Curatorial Section
ROMAN
Time frame
FROM 1 TO 200
Comments on Chronology
COLLECTION HISTORY
Collection
Name Date of acquisition Inventory number
Gregorian Etruscan Museum None 1875, H, 65
Vatican Museums None 12703
Bibliography
Reference Page/Column Reference (number) Plate / Figure Comment
Massimo 1842 13 13 pl. LXXIV/13 None
CIL IX 648 6088/3 None None
Kubitschek 1907 134–135 None None None
Bertolone 1936 127–129 None fig. 12–13 None
Speier 1963 599–600 816 None None
VARIA
Additional comment
The inv. no. 12702 is a part of a handle [support + ring] (133g) which probably belongs to the inv. no. 12703.
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