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Roman lead ingot

UnknownEarly 1st century B.C. - End 1st century B.C.

Museo Nacional de Arqueología Subacuática

Museo Nacional de Arqueología Subacuática
Cartagena, Spain

Pyramid-shaped ingot, showing that the Romans rented mining rights to individuals. It has a stamp in the centre that reads "C. AQVINI. M. F”. This is an Italic name referring to someone who rented mining rights in Cartagena. The outskirts of this city were very rich in argentiferous galena (a mineral) that the Romans mined by renting rights to both individuals and companies

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  • Title: Roman lead ingot
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date Created: Early 1st century B.C. - End 1st century B.C.
  • Original Tittle: Lingote de plomo romano
  • Type: Artefact
  • Rights: http://museoarqua.mcu.es/
  • External Link: CERES

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