Интересна римска тегловна мярка от АР „Деултум-Дебелт“

An interesting Roman weight unit from Archaeological reserve ‘Deultum – Debelt’

  • Petar Balabanov Department of Archaeology, New bulgarian university, 21 Montevideo str., 1618 Sofia
  • Elina Anastasova Department of Archaeology, Faculty of History, Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”, 15 Tsar Osvoboditel Blvd., 1504 Sofia
Keywords: Roman lead weight, AR Deultum – Debelt, Antoninus Pius

Abstract

An interesting object made of lead was found during the archaeological investigations in the summer of 2013 in the archaeological site of Dobelt, part of Archaeological reserve Deultum – Debelt. It has cylindrical shape and its bottom has been broken in antiquity.
There are traces on the edge of the object suggesting an iron application or a handle. In its current condition the object weights 877 gr. Two imprints from the obverse of Emperor Antoninus Pius’s coins (138-161) are preserved on the surface of the cylinder. According to one of the available analogies, it was considered the that imprints were made of coins struck in 160-161, during the last years of the Emperor’s rule. The object can be interpreted as a standard for weight measures. It weighs two or more Roman pounds. A similar object has never been previously found at the territory of Bulgaria.

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Published
2014-05-21
How to Cite
Balabanov, P. and Anastasova, E. (2014) “Интересна римска тегловна мярка от АР „Деултум-Дебелт“”, Bulgarian e-Journal of Archaeology / Българско е-Списание за Археология, 4(1), pp. 51-56. Available at: https://be-ja.org/index.php/Be-JA/article/view/99 (Accessed: 16September2019).
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