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ARCHAEOLOGICAL DESCRIPTION OF THE WEIGHT
Authority
Mint
Falerio
Denomination
1 Libra = 1 Litra
Material
Copper alloy (bronze or brass)
Manufacture
Cast
Shape
Astragalus
Length
6.90 cm
Width
- cm
Height
- cm
Metrology
Mass (g) Mass (grain) Date of measurement Reference fragmented cleaned reference weight
238.00 - - Babelon and Blanchet 1895 No No Yes
Iconography
Astragalus
Wear
Corrosion
Handle
No
Suspension hole
No
Recarved mould
No
Recarved weight
No
Intentionally destroyed
No
Archaeological description
Babelon and Blanchet 1895: Osselet. Sur l’un des côtés, les lettres C F | I incrustées en argent. Patine brune. Long., 69 mill. [Handwritten note: Poids 238 gr. (l’osselet est creux). Cf. Kubitschek [1907], p. 235. C’est le poids d’1 livre romaine / osque? (I signifie 1).]
Autopsy
No
INSCRIPTION
Legend type
Fac simile

C F

I

Edition
C(oloniae) F(aleriensis) | I.
Monogram
Countermark type
Countermark
ARCHAEOLOGICAL CONTEXT
Findspot (region)
Findspot (site)
context
CIRCUMSTANCES OF ACQUISITION
Region
City
Date of first acquisition
circumstances
DATING OF THE WEIGHT
Chronological Period
ROMAN
Terminus post quem
1
Terminus ante quem
200
Time frame
-
Comments on Chronology
COLLECTION HISTORY
Collection
Name Date of acquisition Inventory number
National Library of France (Paris) None Bronze 1927
Bibliography
Reference Page/Column Reference (number) Plate / Figure Comment
Babelon and Blanchet 1895 646 1927 None (handwritten note in the BnF copy available on http://gallica.bnf.fr/)
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