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Lead weights

Period:
Roman Period
Description:

Group of four lead weights. The markings on the top of some of them indicate their measurement.

 

Roman weights were based on fractions, usually twelfths, of the Libra, or Roman pond, which weighed 328.9 g. The one with three lines on it is probably a quadrans, a quarter of a pound.

Materials/Media:
lead
Dimensions:
diameter various (max) 50mm
Source:
Dumfries Museum & Camera Obscura
Accession number:
DUMFM:1966.170.1=4
Digital Number:
DMWM040a-e
Copyright:
Dumfries & Galloway Council


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