Logo Pondera Online
 
ARCHAEOLOGICAL DESCRIPTION OF THE WEIGHT
Authority
Mint
Tyre
Denomination
1 Libra = 1 Litra
Material
Lead
Manufacture
Cast
Shape
Square
Length
5.70 cm
Width
7.90 cm
Height
1.00 cm
Metrology
Mass (g) Mass (grain) Date of measurement Reference fragmented cleaned reference weight
316.20 - Jan. 16, 2019 Autopsy Charles Doyen No No Yes
Iconography
Symbol Technique Direction Position Number Synecdoche
Two crosses Two
Two imperial busts Two Bust
Female figure Relief Two Bust
Wear
Corrosion
Handle
Yes
Suspension hole
Yes
Recarved mould
No
Recarved weight
No
Intentionally destroyed
No
Archaeological description
Froehner: Poids carré en plomb, avec anse de suspension. Chypre, 1900. H 0,060 L 0,065. Deux bustes de face (?) séparés par un candélabre. ↑ + A.
BnF: Poids quadrangulaire avec anse de suspension. Plomb. L. 6,6 cm; l. 8 cm; ép. 0,8 cm; Poids: 316,13 gr. ΛΙΤΡΑ (?) en monogramme. Deux motifs en forme de buste séparés par un caducée (?). Acheté à Chypre en 1900.
Autopsy
Yes
INSCRIPTION
Language Technique Legend type
Greek Relief Denomination
Fac simile

𐅢 Α

Edition
Λί(τρα) α´.
Monogram
ARCHAEOLOGICAL CONTEXT
Findspot (region)
Findspot (site)
context
CIRCUMSTANCES OF ACQUISITION
Region
Cyprus
City
Date of first acquisition
Dec. 31, 1900
circumstances
Acquired in Cyprus in 1900. Bequeathed to the BnF by Froehner in 1925.
DATING OF THE WEIGHT
Curatorial Section
LATE ROMAN AND BYZANTINE
Time frame
Comments on Chronology
COLLECTION HISTORY
Collection
Name Date of acquisition Inventory number
Froehner Collection Dec. 31, 1900 None
National Library of France (Paris) Dec. 31, 1925 Froehner 933
Bibliography
Reference Page/Column Reference (number) Plate / Figure Comment
-
VARIA
Additional comment
See Froehner Catalogue, IX, p. 313.
Gatier 2016: attributed to Tyre.
Permalink
External link