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ARCHAEOLOGICAL DESCRIPTION OF THE WEIGHT
Authority
Mint
Denomination
Material
Lead
Manufacture
Cast
Shape
Rectangle
Length
3.60 cm
Width
2.80 cm
Height
0.90 cm
Metrology
Mass (g) Mass (grain) Date of measurement Reference fragmented cleaned reference weight
70.60 - March 30, 2017 Measurement done by A. Pugliese No Yes Yes
Iconography
Wear
Extremely worn
Corrosion
Corroded
Handle
No
Suspension hole
No
Recarved mould
No
Recarved weight
No
Intentionally destroyed
No
Archaeological description
Autoptic examination:
Lead Etruscan weight. Rectangular black body inscribed on one face with archaic Etruscan letters over two lines: (right-to-left) 𐌐𐌄𐌓 and 𐌄. The other face is extremely worn, with deep cuts and cracks. All around the object, the surface appears deformed.
Autopsy
Yes
INSCRIPTION
Legend type
Fac simile
Edition
𐌐𐌄𐌓 | 𐌄
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) June 24, 1891 1891,0624.54
Bibliography
Reference Page/Column Reference (number) Plate / Figure Comment
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VARIA
Additional comment
British Museum acquisition notes: purchased from Rev. Greville John Chester; found in Chiusi (Siena).
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