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

Weight, bronze, Puig Rom (Roses, Alt Empordà), Roman period, 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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