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ARCHAEOLOGICAL DESCRIPTION OF THE WEIGHT
Authority
Mint
Denomination
15 Uncias
Material
Copper alloy (bronze or brass)
Manufacture
Cast
Shape
Square
Length
5.50 cm
Width
5.00 cm
Height
- cm
Metrology
Mass (g) Mass (grain) Date of measurement Reference fragmented cleaned reference weight
430.91 6650.0 - Auction CNG 2006 No No Yes
Iconography
Symbol Technique Direction Position Number Synecdoche
Wear
Corrosion
Handle
Yes
Suspension hole
Yes
Recarved mould
No
Recarved weight
No
Intentionally destroyed
No
Archaeological description
Auction CNG 2006: BYZANTINE. Bronze 15 uncia weight. Circa 5th-6th century AD. Bronze brick weight, 55mm × 50mm, weight 0.95 pounds. Integral loop, the upper face engraved with a cross and VN[cia] XU. An unusual large contrebalance weight in an odd division of a pound, unlike anything listed in Bendall. Good condition, dark green patina.
Autopsy
No
INSCRIPTION
Language Technique Legend type
Fac simile

VNXV

X

Edition
Vn(ciae) XV. | X
Monogram
Countermark type
Countermark
ARCHAEOLOGICAL CONTEXT
Findspot (region)
Findspot (site)
context
CIRCUMSTANCES OF ACQUISITION
Region
City
Date of first acquisition
June 14, 2006
circumstances
Antiquities trade.
DATING OF THE WEIGHT
Curatorial Section
ROMAN
Time frame
FROM -100 TO 200
Comments on Chronology
COLLECTION HISTORY
Collection
Name Date of acquisition Inventory number
Antiquities Trade June 14, 2006 None
Bibliography
Reference Page/Column Reference (number) Plate / Figure Comment
Auction CNG 2006a 397 2726 None None
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