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ARCHAEOLOGICAL DESCRIPTION OF THE WEIGHT
Authority
Mint
Denomination
Material
Copper alloy (bronze or brass)
Manufacture
Cast
Shape
Astragalus
Length
15.20 cm
Width
- cm
Height
26.00 cm
Metrology
Mass (g) Mass (grain) Date of measurement Reference fragmented cleaned reference weight
-
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
Fac simile
Edition
Monogram
Countermark type
Countermark
ARCHAEOLOGICAL CONTEXT
Findspot (region)
Italy: Campania: Napoli
Findspot (site)
Pompei [Pompeii]
context
CIRCUMSTANCES OF ACQUISITION
Region
City
Date of first acquisition
circumstances
DATING OF THE WEIGHT
Curatorial Section
ROMAN
Time frame
FROM 1 TO 79
Comments on Chronology
COLLECTION HISTORY
Collection
Name Date of acquisition Inventory number
Penn Museum – University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology None MS3965
Bibliography
Reference Page/Column Reference (number) Plate / Figure Comment
Tarbell and Dorsey 1909 138–139 254 pl. CVII None
VARIA
Additional comment
Modern copy made by the Chiurazzi foundry in 1903. Original: National Archaeological Museum (Naples), no. 74392 (https://pondera.uclouvain.be/artifact/12717/).
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