Copper-alloy weight (no. 7)
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A rectangular piece of bronze, edges and corners ground down. Five diagonal notches on the side not drawn, on the other 5 bored spots arranged as the 5 on dice.Roach Smith in Collectanea antiqua weighs 243 grains. Ashmolean Museum weight 15,721.The scales and weights M 6926.1-15 and probably also M 6926.16 are stated to have been found by the side of a skeleton (Roach Smith 1854, 12-13). The object was missing when Christopher Scull studied M 6926 first-hand in 1984 (C J Scull pers. comm.) – B.B.