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Copper-alloy coin weight (no. 5)

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posted on 2021-10-27, 17:52 authored by Helena HamerowHelena Hamerow
Roman coin, edges heavily ground away to adjust weight, front obv. and rev. faces worn, possibly deliberately. On obverse, on the head, 3 spots put on with edge of chisel, in triangular pattern.Roach Smith in Collectanea antiqua weighs 145 grains. Ashmolean Museum weight 9,250.The scales and weights M 6926.1-15 and probably also M 6926.16 are stated to have been found by the side of a skeleton (Roach Smith 1854, 12-13). – B.B.

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Grave ID

Ozingell

Object ID

M6926e

Catalogue Number

M 6926

Material

copper alloy (Sonia Hawkes Material Notes; bronze) (Antiquarian Material; bronze)

Complete Keyword List (Including Alternatives)

coin weight (Sonia Hawkes Keyword; coin weight) (Antiquarian Keyword; coin weight)

Status

extant

Location

National Museums Liverpool

Collection

Mayer Collection

Original Collection

Rolfe

Category ID

scale

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