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ARCHAEOLOGICAL DESCRIPTION OF THE WEIGHT
Authority
Mint
Athens
Denomination
1/3 Stater
Material
Lead
Manufacture
Cast
Shape
Square
Length
5.40 cm
Width
5.50 cm
Height
1.45 cm
Metrology
Mass (g) Mass (grain) Date of measurement Reference fragmented cleaned reference weight
300.00 - - Babelon & Blanchet 1895 No No No
300.90 - Jan. 18, 2019 Autopsy Louise Willocx No No Yes
Iconography
Symbol Technique Direction Position Number Synecdoche
Amphora
Wear
Lightly worn
Corrosion
Lightly corroded
Handle
No
Suspension hole
No
Recarved mould
No
Recarved weight
No
Intentionally destroyed
No
Archaeological description
BnF: Poids carré. Grèce ou Asie Mineure. Pierre [erreur]. L. 5,4 cm ; l. 5 cm ; ép. 1,6 cm; Poids: 300 gr. Une amphore dans un carré creux ; au pourtour, une bordure en relief. Large incision sur la panse de l'amphore et sur la tranche gauche.
Babelon & Blanchet 1895 [hanwritten]: Poids de forme carrée Une face est décorée d’une amphore. Le revers est lisse.
Autoptic examination: Lead weight, square shape. Signs of wear and corrosion: big stroke and hollow on the amphora's body, on the frame on the left and lower edges and on the upper right corner; light cuts on and around the amphora; chippings and small strokes on the reverse; big groove and hollow on the left side; horizontal bump on the right side and bump (from the stroke on the frame) on the lower side. Rounded corners; straight edges and slightly concave sides; the reverse is slightly domed and a bit flattened on the left. On the obverse, frame and depiction of an amphora in relief. The amphora's rim is large and its neck is small. The handles extend to the rim. In the four corners, letters in relief: Δ H Μ̣ Ο. (Height without relief: 1.3 cm).
Autopsy
Yes
INSCRIPTION
Language Technique Legend type
Mint
Fac simile
Δ H Μ̣ Ο
Edition
Δημ̣ό(σιον)
Monogram
ARCHAEOLOGICAL CONTEXT
Findspot (region)
Findspot (site)
context
CIRCUMSTANCES OF ACQUISITION
Region
Greece: Attica
City
Athens [Athenae]
Date of first acquisition
Dec. 31, 1900
circumstances
Achat à Athènes d'un marchand de Salonique en 1900
DATING OF THE WEIGHT
Curatorial Section
GREEK
Time frame
FROM -700 TO -27
Comments on Chronology
COLLECTION HISTORY
Collection
Name Date of acquisition Inventory number
National Library of France (Paris) Dec. 31, 1900 Bronze 2263c (ex F 9180)
Bibliography
Reference Page/Column Reference (number) Plate / Figure Comment
Babelon and Blanchet 1895 None 2263c None (handwritten note in the BnF copy available on http://gallica.bnf.fr/)
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