More Modius Iconography

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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.

5/5/17 addendum:


From Ostia via twitter token communities 

Update 2/11/22:

From Bologna museum, image source

Is that a scoop inside that modius or something else?

4 thoughts on “More Modius Iconography”

  1. Hi!

    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 🙂

    Best,
    Siobhan

  2. Hi!
    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 🙂

    Best,
    Siobhan

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