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ARCHAEOLOGICAL DESCRIPTION OF THE WEIGHT
Authority
Mint
Denomination
1/2 Uncia
Material
Marble
Manufacture
Carved
Shape
Truncated sphere or similar (truncated spheroid, truncated double cone, etc.)
Length
2.35 cm
Width
2.35 cm
Height
1.65 cm
Metrology
Mass (g) Mass (grain) Date of measurement Reference fragmented cleaned reference weight
14.50 - Aug. 23, 2019 Autopsy by Damien Delvigne and Thomas Leblanc No No Yes
Iconography
Wear
Little to no wear
Corrosion
Little to no corrosion
Handle
No
Suspension hole
No
Recarved mould
No
Recarved weight
No
Intentionally destroyed
No
Archaeological description
Marble measuring-weight; truncated globe. Five punctures on the obverse, maybe in the form of an X or a Ɂ as it would be more logical.
Autopsy
No
INSCRIPTION
Legend type
Fac simile

[5 dots]

Edition
Ɂ
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
Terminus ante quem
Time frame
-
Comments on Chronology
COLLECTION HISTORY
Collection
Name Date of acquisition Inventory number
British Museum (London) Dec. 31, 1848 1848,0819.203
Bibliography
Reference Page/Column Reference (number) Plate / Figure Comment
-
VARIA
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