Il Ponderarium-Augusteum di Tivoli: utilità, funzione e cronologia di un monumento della vita civica
In: Bullettino della Commissione Archeologica Comunale di Roma: 113, 2014
The Ponderarium-Augusteum in Tivoli was built at the end of the 1st century BC, most probably around 21-19 BC, on the occasion of Augustus’ return from the Partian Empire. The building depended on the munificence of the freedman Diphilus due to his taking office as magister Herculaneus.
Through the construction of this building he satisfied the new Augustean law for the equalisation of scale units throughout the Roman Empire. The Augusteum of Tivoli is one of the most ancient: it was built when Augustus was still living, close to the Roman basilica, and there is evidence of its use until the reign of Nerva.