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The back of the head pierced for suspension
Old dark green smooth patination
2nd – 3rd Century AD
Size: 13cm high – 5 ins high – 15.5cm high – 6 ins high (with base)
Standard weights and measures were a very important feature of the Roman commercial system. The official standards were laid down in Rome and became the point of reference for the whole of the ancient trading empire.