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ARCHAEOLOGICAL DESCRIPTION OF THE WEIGHT
Authority
Mint
Denomination
Material
Lead
Manufacture
Cast
Shape
Truncated pyramid
Length
3.60 cm
Width
3.20 cm
Height
- cm
Metrology
Mass (g) Mass (grain) Date of measurement Reference fragmented cleaned reference weight
60.50 - - Helbing 1897 No No No
60.57 934.7 - www.mfa.org No No Yes
Iconography
Symbol Technique Direction Position Number Synecdoche
Wear
Corrosion
Handle
No
Suspension hole
No
Recarved mould
No
Recarved weight
No
Intentionally destroyed
No
Archaeological description
Oblong with rounded angles. Inscribed M ?

Helbing 1897: ΑΛΗ ?
Autopsy
No
INSCRIPTION
Language Technique Legend type
Fac simile
Edition
M ?
Monogram
Countermark type
Countermark
ARCHAEOLOGICAL CONTEXT
Findspot (region)
Findspot (site)
context
CIRCUMSTANCES OF ACQUISITION
Region
Greece: Attica
City
Date of first acquisition
circumstances
By 1901: with E. P. Warren (according to Warren's records: [this is one of a group of weights] bought in Munich. [The weights] constituted lot 425 in the Margaritis-Helbing sale of 1899: were collected by the late D. Margaritis & are, in provenience, Attic.); purchased by MFA from E. P. Warren, December 1901
DATING OF THE WEIGHT
Curatorial Section
Time frame
Comments on Chronology
COLLECTION HISTORY
Collection
Name Date of acquisition Inventory number
Museum of Fine Arts (Boston) Dec. 31, 1901 01.8312
Warren Collection None
Margaritis Collection None
Bibliography
Reference Page/Column Reference (number) Plate / Figure Comment
Auction Helbing 1897 32 345.23
Auction Helbing 1899 23 425
MFA 1902 38, 106
VARIA
Additional comment
Purchased by the MFA in 1901 from the Herny Lillie Pierce Fund.
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