Moulds and Cruicibles used by Roman coiners.
Moulds and Cruicibles used by Roman coiners. Fig. 1, A white Crucible, supposed to contain a sufficient quantity of metal for one complete set of moulds, which Fig. 2, represents at the time of casting. Fig.3, is a section of Fig. 2.-A. The Shaft or Grove which conveys the metal to the moulds B. B. This grove or shaft is formaed by a doulbe column of moulds being placed or packed with notches opposite each other. C. C. The Funnel. D. D. A wrapper of clay, which envelopes the moulds, after they are packed. Fig. 4. A red Crucible, two thirds less than the original. Fig. 3. A Mould, with the coin of Severus remaining in it.
The Durobrivae of Antonius identified and illustrated in a series of plates