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ARCHAEOLOGICAL DESCRIPTION OF THE WEIGHT
Authority
Mint
Denomination
Material
Copper alloy (bronze or brass)
Manufacture
Cast
Shape
Disc or similar (ellipse, etc.)
Length
3.60 cm
Width
3.35 cm
Height
1.30 cm
Metrology
Mass (g) Mass (grain) Date of measurement Reference fragmented cleaned reference weight
85.50 - Feb. 18, 2019 Autopsy Louise Willocx No No Yes
Iconography
Symbol Technique Direction Position Number Synecdoche
Dot Incised Three
Wear
Lightly worn
Corrosion
Handle
No
Suspension hole
No
Recarved mould
No
Recarved weight
No
Intentionally destroyed
No
Archaeological description
Autoptic examination: Bronze weight, disc shape. On the obverse, three incised dots and incised signs on the left. The reverse is hollowed with bumps and light strokes. Strokes on the sides.
Autopsy
Yes
INSCRIPTION
Language Technique Legend type
Unidentified Incised Unidentified
Fac simile
Edition
Monogram
ARCHAEOLOGICAL CONTEXT
Findspot (region)
Findspot (site)
context
CIRCUMSTANCES OF ACQUISITION
Region
City
Date of first acquisition
Dec. 31, 1874
circumstances
Donated by É. de Meester de Ravestein to the MRAH in 1874.
DATING OF THE WEIGHT
Curatorial Section
ROMAN , LATE ROMAN AND BYZANTINE
Time frame
FROM 1 TO 300
Comments on Chronology
COLLECTION HISTORY
Collection
Name Date of acquisition Inventory number
Royal Museums of Art and History (Brussels) Dec. 31, 1874 A 649 = R 1082-24
Meester de Ravestein Collection None None
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