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ARCHAEOLOGICAL DESCRIPTION OF THE WEIGHT
Authority
Mint
Denomination
3 Libras = 3 Litras
Material
Basalt
Manufacture
Carved
Shape
Truncated sphere or similar (truncated spheroid, truncated double cone, etc.)
Length
- cm
Width
- cm
Height
- cm
Metrology
Mass (g) Mass (grain) Date of measurement Reference fragmented cleaned reference weight
982.30 - - None No No Yes
Iconography
Symbol Technique Direction Position Number Synecdoche
Wear
Corrosion
Handle
No
Suspension hole
No
Recarved mould
No
Recarved weight
No
Intentionally destroyed
No
Archaeological description
Basalt weight in the shape of a truncated sphere. Dotted inscription on one side.
Autopsy
No
INSCRIPTION
Language Technique Legend type
Latin Dotted Authority
Latin Dotted Denomination
Fac simile

Q III

Edition
Q(uaestor?) III(librae)
Monogram
ARCHAEOLOGICAL CONTEXT
Findspot (region)
Findspot (site)
Palestrina [Praeneste]
context
Piazza Regina Margherita. Scavi 1907.
CIRCUMSTANCES OF ACQUISITION
Region
City
Date of first acquisition
circumstances
DATING OF THE WEIGHT
Curatorial Section
ROMAN
Time frame
FROM 1 TO 300
Comments on Chronology
COLLECTION HISTORY
Collection
Name Date of acquisition Inventory number
National Archaeological Museum (Palestrina) Dec. 31, 1907 None
Bibliography
Reference Page/Column Reference (number) Plate / Figure Comment
Quattrocchi 1956 54 176 None None
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