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what is this bronze small object

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Vladimir B2:
thanks but why on some sites its described as aes formatum r republic

SC:
There were some aes foratum in this shape but they are also know as vessel decoration - soldered to the side of thin-walled vessels.

They are much much more common as vessel decoration than aes formatum and the finds spots for aes formatum are fairly limited too.

SC

Joe Sermarini:
There are bronze AE formatum cast shells, which were used as money. Lead cast shells were used as weights. Their use as vessel decorations is interesting. I was not aware of that. It makes sense because they would be fairly easy to cast and attractive.

SC:
They can really only be considered aes formatum if found in an Oscan-Latin context - i.e. central Italy 5th-3rd c BC.

By contrast they are a common decorative feature from at least the 2nd-4th centuries AD and are found throughout the Empire.

The vast majority that exist today are therefore most likely examples of the later decorations.

SC


 

Vladimir B2:
thanks all

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