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ARCHAEOLOGICAL DESCRIPTION OF THE WEIGHT
Authority
Mint
Denomination
Material
Lead
Manufacture
Cast
Shape
Square
Length
2.20 cm
Width
2.20 cm
Height
0.70 cm
Metrology
Mass (g) Mass (grain) Date of measurement Reference fragmented cleaned reference weight
31.10 480.0 - http://www.britishmuseum.org No No No
30.60 - March 29, 2017 Measurement done by A. Pugliese No Yes Yes
Iconography
Wear
Heavily worn
Corrosion
Heavily corroded
Handle
No
Suspension hole
No
Recarved mould
No
Recarved weight
No
Intentionally destroyed
No
Archaeological description
Autoptic examination:
Square lead weight. On one face, an A is in relief, but almost erased. The object is heavily worn and corroded, with white patina.
Autopsy
Yes
INSCRIPTION
Legend type
Fac simile
Edition
Α
Monogram
Countermark type
Countermark
ARCHAEOLOGICAL CONTEXT
Findspot (region)
Findspot (site)
context
CIRCUMSTANCES OF ACQUISITION
Region
City
Date of first acquisition
circumstances
DATING OF THE WEIGHT
Chronological Period
Terminus post quem
Terminus ante quem
Comments on Chronology
COLLECTION HISTORY
Collection
Name Date of acquisition Inventory number
British Museum (London) May 8, 1867 1867,0508.246
Blacas d'Aulps Collection None
Bibliography
Reference Page/Column Reference (number) Plate / Figure Comment
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