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Aequitas

Works in the collection

2nd century AD
37 x 20 x 14 cm
38 kg (116 Roman pounds)
Bronze nucleus filled with lead. Lost wax process
MNAT 36999

A representation of Aequitas, the goddess of  justice, equality and a symbol of "honest measure" .

Aequipodium or counterweight from a set of (Roman) scales made of bronze filled with lead found in the port area of Tarraco, where it would have been used to weigh the merchandise entering or leaving the city.

The female divinity could be “Aequitas” (Equity), the goddess of fair trade and honest merchants.

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