Lookup NU author(s): Dr Franco Luciani
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Among instrumenta inscripta Roman weights bearing the inscription exactum ad Castoris form an important group, both on account of their sheer quantity and of their considerable historical interest. This epigraphical text guaranteed the compliance of the artefacts with the official standard weights kept in the temple of the Dioscuri in Rome. Such inscription can be found mostly on two kinds of bronze weights: the truncated-sphere and the nested-cup ones. The study of the spread of these pondera, the archaeological context of the findings, and their distinctive features suggest that they were intended for use in Italy and the Western provinces, probably during the second century AD. Officials, traders or doctors could employ them to weigh small or moderate amounts of goods.
Author(s): Luciani F, Lucchelli T
Publication type: Article
Publication status: Published
Journal: Antichità Altoadriatiche
Print publication date: 04/04/2016
Acceptance date: 22/11/2015
ISSN (print): 1972-9758
Publisher: Centro di Antichità Altoadriatiche