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

How to argue against a charge of modern forgery…

Contra what is below, Burnett 2016: 19 n. 34: Quoting NAC 83 (2015) in full. “This coin, one of only four known specimens, has always been the subject of heated debate among scholars. In Early Roman Coinage pp. 261-263, Rudi Thomsen provides a detailed summary of the controversy surrounding the coin: “Before examining the consequences… Continue reading How to argue against a charge of modern forgery…