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ARCHAEOLOGICAL DESCRIPTION OF THE WEIGHT
Authority
Mint
Denomination
Material
Marble
Manufacture
Carved
Shape
Truncated sphere or similar (truncated spheroid, truncated double cone, etc.)
Length
5.65 cm
Width
5.65 cm
Height
4.14 cm
Metrology
Mass (g) Mass (grain) Date of measurement Reference fragmented cleaned reference weight
224.80 - March 17, 2017 Measurement by A. Pugliese No Yes Yes
Iconography
Symbol Technique Direction Position Number Synecdoche
Wear
Little to no wear
Corrosion
Lightly corroded
Handle
No
Suspension hole
No
Recarved mould
No
Recarved weight
No
Intentionally destroyed
No
Archaeological description
Roman stone in the shape of a truncated sphere; red colour, polished; in good conditions but it presents some incrustations on one side. In the centre of one base, there are three X made of incised dots. Below these, there seem to be dark pen markings. The diameter of the sphere is 5.65 cm; the diameter of both bases is 3.4 cm.
Autopsy
No
INSCRIPTION
Language Technique Legend type
Latin Dotted Denomination
Fac simile

XXX

Edition
Monogram
ARCHAEOLOGICAL CONTEXT
Findspot (region)
Findspot (site)
context
CIRCUMSTANCES OF ACQUISITION
Region
City
Date of first acquisition
circumstances
DATING OF THE WEIGHT
Curatorial Section
ROMAN
Time frame
Comments on Chronology
COLLECTION HISTORY
Collection
Name Date of acquisition Inventory number
National Archaeological Museum (Naples) None 74386
Bibliography
Reference Page/Column Reference (number) Plate / Figure Comment
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VARIA
Additional comment
Alessandra Pugliese: Inv. Label is almost illegible; however, we know that the series starts with 74, and the last three digits are very likely 386 (not 396). Damien Delvigne: It could be the same weight as the inv. no. 74230 (CIL X, 08067,90a) because both bear the same inscription and have a similar mass. The third digit looks more like a 3 but the two last digits could be 3 and 0.
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