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ARCHAEOLOGICAL DESCRIPTION OF THE WEIGHT
Authority
Mint
Denomination
2 Uncias
Material
Copper alloy (bronze or brass)
Manufacture
Cast
Shape
Square
Length
3.10 cm
Width
3.10 cm
Height
0.70 cm
Metrology
Mass (g) Mass (grain) Date of measurement Reference fragmented cleaned reference weight
52.60 - - (scientific literature) No No No
Iconography
Cross between marks of value , Wreath: opposite herringbone pattern
Wear
Corrosion
Handle
No
Suspension hole
No
Recarved mould
No
Recarved weight
No
Intentionally destroyed
No
Archaeological description
Commercial weight. Square. Iconography: Cross between marks of value. Wreath: opposite herringbone pattern.
Autopsy
No
INSCRIPTION
Legend type
Fac simile
Edition
ΓΒ
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
Chronological Period
LATE ROMAN AND BYZANTINE
Terminus post quem
Terminus ante quem
Comments on Chronology
None
COLLECTION HISTORY
Collection
Name Date of acquisition Inventory number
National Roman Museum – Crypta Balbi (Rome) None P.V. 9693
Bibliography
Reference Page/Column Reference (number) Plate / Figure Comment
Garrucci 1846b 207 57 None
Ricci 2001a 343 II.4.124 None
VARIA
Additional comment
Ehemals Palazzo Venezia, Museo di Castel Sant'Angelo (Inv. Nr. 1971), Sammlung A. Kircher (Inv. Nr. 9646).
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