A Highly Precise Set of Weights

Things to notice regarding this Praeneste find from 1907 excavations:

Q – likely stands for Quaestor as on coins

The per ‘pound’ basis of each ‘denomination’ is as follows:

X – 327.4

V – 327.4

III – 327.433

II – 327.45

… – 327.44

.. – 328.5

. – 328.44

The basalt is much more resistant to corrosion than similar metal weights.

Location of Piazza in relationship to sanctuary:

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View of back of cathedral from sanctuary of Fortuna, again to show relationship of find spot to sanctuary.

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View the other direction.  Note shadow of cathedral bell tower to orientate yourself:

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