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ARCHAEOLOGICAL DESCRIPTION OF THE WEIGHT
Authority
Mint
Denomination
6 Uncias
Material
Copper alloy (bronze or brass)
Manufacture
Cast
Shape
Square
Length
4.60 cm
Width
4.80 cm
Height
0.90 cm
Metrology
Mass (g) Mass (grain) Date of measurement Reference fragmented cleaned reference weight
161.20 - - (scientific literature) No No No
Iconography
Symbol Technique Direction Position Number Synecdoche
Wreath: plaited
Wear
Corrosion
Handle
No
Suspension hole
No
Recarved mould
No
Recarved weight
No
Intentionally destroyed
No
Archaeological description
Commercial weight. Square. Sterne in den oberen Ecken. Wellenlinien unterhalb des Kranzes. Iconography: No cross. Wreath: plaited.
Autopsy
No
INSCRIPTION
Language Technique Legend type
Fac simile
Edition
ΓS
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
Curatorial Section
LATE ROMAN AND BYZANTINE
Time frame
Comments on Chronology
None
COLLECTION HISTORY
Collection
Name Date of acquisition Inventory number
National Roman Museum – Crypta Balbi (Rome) None P.V. 9680
Bibliography
Reference Page/Column Reference (number) Plate / Figure Comment
Garrucci 1846b 207 51 None
Ricci 2001a 343 II.4.122 None
VARIA
Additional comment
Ehemals Palazzo Venezia, Museo di Castel Sant'Angelo (Inv. Nr. 1979), Sammlung A. Kircher (Inv. Nr. 9654).
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