Pondera antiqua et mediaevalia I

The Pondera Online project aims to collect and study ancient and medieval weights. It is intended to fill a gap in the collection, standardization, and processing of the archaeological data, thanks to an open access database (https://pondera.uclouvain.be/). Read More

The Pondera Online project aims to collect and study ancient and medieval weights. No attempt for such a global corpus has been successful since the end of the 19th century. Dispersed objects, disparate information and imprecise data together constitute a major obstacle to a comprehensive approach. Therefore, the Pondera Online project is intended to fill a gap in the collection, standardization, and processing of these archaeological data, thanks to an open access database (https://pondera.uclouvain.be/).
In this framework, four annual workshops have been organised in Louvain-la-Neuve between 2016 and 2019, bringing together specialists in Greek, Roman, Byzantine and Islamic weights and measures. These meetings have led to a rich program of presentations and discussions, and to the preparation of several papers. Twelve of them are gathered in this first collective volume.

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Presses universitaires de Louvain
Edited by
Charles Doyen, Louise Willocx,
BISAC Subject Heading
ANT011000 ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES / Coins, Currency & Medals
BIC subject category (UK)
HD Archaeology
Onix Audience Codes
06 Professional and scholarly
CLIL (Version 2013-2019)
Title First Published
07 January 2021
Subject Scheme Identifier Code
: Numismatique

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Main content page count : 352
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Simone Killen
Bronzegewicht = Normgewicht? Bemerkungen zu griechischen Gewichten aus Bronze 1–22
Louise Willocx
Athenian Commercial Weights: A History of Museum Collections and a General Overview of the Corpus 23–46
John H. Kroll
Reconstructing the Chronology of Athenian Balance Weights on the "Solonian" Trade Standard 47–72
Oğuz Tekin
Coins and Weights from Gryneum in Aeolis 73–78
John H. Kroll and Vassiliki E. Stefanaki
Women's Weights for Measuring Wool: "Mastoid" Weights from Knidos, Rhodes, and Elsewhere 79–93
Sobhi Ashour
Commercial Weight Standards in Ptolemaic and Roman Egypt 95–122
Pauline Donceel-Voûte
“Year 5 of the King” – “Mina of the Market” 123–138
Lysiane Delanaye and Thibaud Poigt
Metrological Modifications on Iberian Weights (6th–1st c. BCE): A Computer-Based Approach 139–162
Alessandra Pugliese
Mapping Italian Collections of Roman Weights: The Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli and the Museo Civico Archeologico di Bologna 163–197
Pierre Charrey
Un empire sur mesure : notes sur les poids byzantins et l'imaginaire du pouvoir dans l’Antiquité tardive 199–224
Matteo Campagnolo
Describing and Classifying Late Roman and Byzantine Weights 225–232
Julien Olivier, Florence Tfibel and Stéphanie-Anna Loddo
From the Cabinet des médailles to Pondera: Putting the BnF Weights Collection Online 233–246