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ARCHAEOLOGICAL DESCRIPTION OF THE WEIGHT
Authority
Mint
Cyzicos
Denomination
1 Stater
Material
Lead
Manufacture
Cast
Shape
Square
Length
2.25 cm
Width
2.30 cm
Height
0.55 cm
Metrology
Mass (g) Mass (grain) Date of measurement Reference fragmented cleaned reference weight
18.80 - - Chabouillet 1858 No No No
18.50 - Jan. 16, 2019 Autopsy Louise Willocx No No Yes
18.55 - - Killen 2017a No No No
18.70 - - Babelon and Blanchet 1895 + BnF No No No
Iconography
Symbol Technique Direction Position Number Synecdoche
Torch Relief RIGHT
Wear
Corrosion
Handle
No
Suspension hole
No
Recarved mould
No
Recarved weight
No
Intentionally destroyed
No
Archaeological description
Babelon and Blanchet 1895: Poids quadrangulaire. Sur l’une de ses faces, une torche allumée, accostée de l’inscription. Plomb. Poids, 18 gr. 70. Long. des côtés, 21 mill. Donné par Prosper Dupré, en 1847.
BnF: Statère de Cyzique carré. Plomb. L. 2,1 cm; l. 2,1 cm; ép. 0,55 cm; Poids: 18,70 gr. Une des faces est décorée par une torche allumée, avec des deux côtés des inscriptions: KYII (ou Z)-ATϽ. Revers lisse.
Autopsy
Yes
INSCRIPTION
Language Technique Legend type
Greek Relief Denomination, Mint
Fac simile

ΚΥΖΙ

ϹΤΑ

Edition
Κυζι(κηνῶν) | στά(τηρ)
Monogram
ARCHAEOLOGICAL CONTEXT
Findspot (region)
Findspot (site)
context
CIRCUMSTANCES OF ACQUISITION
Region
City
Date of first acquisition
Dec. 31, 1847
circumstances
Donated by Prosper Dupré in 1847
DATING OF THE WEIGHT
Curatorial Section
GREEK
Time frame
FROM -334 TO -27
Comments on Chronology
COLLECTION HISTORY
Collection
Name Date of acquisition Inventory number
National Library of France (Paris) Dec. 31, 1847 Bronze 2243 (ex A 542 bis; ex 8251)
Dupré Collection None None
Bibliography
Reference Page/Column Reference (number) Plate / Figure Comment
Longpérier 1847 5, 14 13 None (non vidi)
Chabouillet 1849 342–343 None None None
Lenormant 1856 7–10 None pl. I/1 None
Chabouillet 1858 545 3186 None None
Dumont 1869 197 None None None
Lenormant 1877 1700, n. 4 None None None
Babelon and Blanchet 1895 679 2243 None None
Michon 1907 554 None None None
Hasluck 1910 293 42 None None
Weiß 1990 120 I 7 pl. 12 None
Tekin 2016a 69–83, 192 115 pl. 18; fig. 137 None
Killen 2017a 230 Kyzi II b 35 None None
VARIA
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