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Original artefact
  2.4 Calipers
     

 

 
Bronze; length 15 cm
Naples, MAN; inv, 266/76
Pompeii or Vesuvian region
First century AD

This instrument, which bears on its external face an incised decoration of heart-shaped leaves, was used for measuring thickness: it is very similar in form and in use to those used in recent times.
     
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