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ARCHAEOLOGICAL DESCRIPTION OF THE WEIGHT
Authority
Mint
Denomination
2 Libras = 2 Litras
Material
Copper alloy (bronze or brass)
Manufacture
Cast
Shape
Astragalus
Length
7.00 cm
Width
- cm
Height
6.06 cm
Metrology
Mass (g) Mass (grain) Date of measurement Reference fragmented cleaned reference weight
612.00 - - Walthall No No Yes
Iconography
Astragalus
Wear
Corrosion
Handle
Yes
Suspension hole
Yes
Recarved mould
No
Recarved weight
No
Intentionally destroyed
No
Archaeological description
Walthall: Bronze. Cast in the shape of an astragalos with vertical, braided handle. Two vertical lines (II) incised on one of the long sides. Dimensions: h.6.06cm, l.7.0cm. Mass: 612.00g
Autopsy
No
INSCRIPTION
Legend type
Fac simile

II

Edition
II
Monogram
Countermark type
Countermark
ARCHAEOLOGICAL CONTEXT
Findspot (region)
Italy: Sicilia: Enna
Findspot (site)
Morgantina
context
Found inside Room C of the East Granary. Context suggests it originally belonged to one of the houses on the hillside above the granary.
CIRCUMSTANCES OF ACQUISITION
Region
City
Date of first acquisition
circumstances
DATING OF THE WEIGHT
Chronological Period
ROMAN
Terminus post quem
-100
Terminus ante quem
-1
Time frame
-
Comments on Chronology
COLLECTION HISTORY
Collection
Name Date of acquisition Inventory number
Morgantina Depot None 80–90
Bibliography
Reference Page/Column Reference (number) Plate / Figure Comment
Walthall (forthcoming) None None None None
VARIA
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