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Museu d'Arqueologia de Catalunya - Girona

Bronze weight

<p>Weight, Puig Rom (Roses, Alt Empord&agrave;), 7th century AD</p>

Weight, Puig Rom (Roses, Alt Empordà), 7th century AD

Bronze weight. It has an engraved decoration on the front of a Greek cross and, underneath, the letters Г Β (which mean 2 ounces). There are still visible traces of the silver which filled in the letters and crosses, ringed by a corona or laurel wreath engraved with a burin. It is one of the weights known as exagium, used to check the weight of precious metals, especially gold. It is one of a set of official weights used after the devaluation of the coinage and Constantine’s creation of the aureus.

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