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* Shaped weight astragalus

(PDS-3001)

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Description:
* Weight cast in the form of astragalus, a gripper guard.

Material: bronze



Comments:
     Weights shaped astragalus without ring are known in the Greek world ( Hitzl 1996) , and astragalus also appears on the first Roman coins ( aes grave : Crawford 21/6 ) . Under the Empire , however, the weight of astragalus form are copies of large , equipped with a handle (PDS-4418) more often. These objects do not they would rather play checkers , proposed for 4026 copies PIO- glass interpretation?

Attributions: trade (Domain: economical)

Suggested chronology: -100 / -30



Occurences:
1 : Fouzilhon, Cante-Perdrix [34] (FR), Montagnac, Maison du Patrimoine, inv. 2000.59.1, L. 22mm ; 14,30g, Ier s. av. J.-C.
2 : München* (DE), München, Archäologische Staatsammlung (Knauss 2004)
3 : Olympia (GR), inv. B 11032B, masse ?
4 : Olympia (GR), inv. B 767, masse ?
5 : Paris* [75] (FR), Paris, Cabinet des Médailles de la BnF, Coll. Claudius Côte, inv. ?, L. 22,5 mm ; masse ?
6 : Saint-Amand-sur-Ornain, Le Cul-de-Breuil / Nasium [55] (FR), inv. 995, masse ?, PU 7116, us 7184 (Rodriguez 2013, pl. XXI)



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Fouzilhon, Cante-Perdrix [34] (FR), Montagnac, Maison du Patrimoine, inv. 2000.59.1, L. 22mm ; 14,30g, Ier s. av. J.-C. (ph. M. Feugère)


Paris* [75] (FR), Paris, Cabinet des Médailles de la BnF, inv. ?, L. 22,5 mm ; masse ? (ph. M. Feugère)


Saint-Amand-sur-Ornain, Le Cul-de-Breuil / Nasium [55] (FR), inv. 995, masse ?, PU 7116, us 7184 (Rodriguez 2013, pl. XXI) (ph. M. Rodriguez )