Evidence for the weight of the Roman Pound

A database just spit out this result from my using a search term looking for something quite different.  I have such mixed emotions.  This should be in a museum, not a private collection.  I’ve been to Kolophon.  I’ve seen the holes created by speculative digging among the ruins.  I’ve seen the primarily subsistence level agriculture… Continue reading Evidence for the weight of the Roman Pound

Garrucci on the Cerveteri Finds (CHRR 8, 53 and more?)

Clearly CHRR 8 “In the midst of the ancient Cere that today is called Cerveteri, Mr. Filippo Calabresi digging a ditch at great depth came across a beautiful deposit of aes rude and signatum mentioned above. There were a hundred and sixty-seven pieces of various sizes which all together totaled one hundred and fifty pounds… Continue reading Garrucci on the Cerveteri Finds (CHRR 8, 53 and more?)