Roman Bronze Weight

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 10 October 2016
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The weight is inscribed with the numeral II and the legend TEMPL(VM) OPIS AUG(USTAE). It may be a standard weight kept at the Temple of Ops (a goddess of plenty and fertility) on the Capitol at Rome. The weight is 713.6 grams, almost exactly 2 pounds, 2 ounces of the general Roman standard. Roman, probably made in Italy, 1st century CE. (The British Museum, London).

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
Associate Professor of Neurology and lover of the Cradle of Civilization, Mesopotamia. I'm very interested in Mesopotamian history and always try to take photos of archaeological sites and artifacts in museums, both in Iraq and around the world.

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