This came across twitter. (Blue circle my own addition.) What I particularly love is that this type of dry measuring container clearly come in units other than the standard modius.
From Ostia via twitter token communities
Is that a scoop inside that modius or something else?
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I am researching the Roman grain trade and am looking at weights and measures like the modii. I was wondering if you happen to know what purpose the cross bars at the opening of some modii serves (resembles the mercedes-benz logo). If you have any insight, or resources to share, I’d appreciate it 🙂
I don’t! If you find an answer feel free to come back and share. I’d love to know.
No problem 🙂 Will do!
Apologies if you received this message once already. WordPress wanted me to log in and I think I lost my original comment. Anyways! I’m researching the Roman grain trade and looking at weights and measures like modii. I was wondering if you know what purpose the cross bars on the opening of some modii serves (resembling the mercedes-benz logo). Any insight or suggestions for further research is appreciated 🙂