I thought you were talking of the name of the device for weighing
piece which is thought to be the weight standard to check the weight of
an aureus, rather than its value?
>I am no expert on this but I understand the weight and value of the Aureus
>changed over the Roman period right up to the early 4thC. I would hope
>that the experts will weigh it and come up with a date, probably era is a
>better word, in due course!
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