Stone Weight From The Comacchio Shipwreck

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Liana Miate
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A Centussis weight used to weigh the cargo for sale. The stone is inscribed with an 'M' for Magister Navis, the ship's master and the initials 'TRVF', possibly for his name - either Titus Rufius or Titus Rufrenius. The two holes on the upper surface are where the handle was attached.

From the Commachio Shipwreck (25-1 BCE). Museo della Nave di Comacchio, (photo taken at the National Maritime Museum, Sydney, Australia)

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Liana Miate
Liana is the Social Media Editor for Ancient History Encyclopedia. She holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree with a major in ancient Greece, Rome & Late Antiquity. She is particularly passionate about Rome and Greece, and anything to do with mythology or women.

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