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ARCHAEOLOGICAL DESCRIPTION OF THE WEIGHT
Authority
Mint
Denomination
Material
Marble
Manufacture
Carved
Shape
Square
Length
14.70 cm
Width
15.60 cm
Height
- cm
Metrology
Mass (g) Mass (grain) Date of measurement Reference fragmented cleaned reference weight
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Iconography
Symbol Technique Direction Position Number Synecdoche
Female head
Cornucopia
Wear
Little to no wear
Corrosion
Handle
No
Suspension hole
No
Recarved mould
No
Recarved weight
No
Intentionally destroyed
No
Archaeological description
Marble mould for a square weight, with a female head, cornucopia and an inscription.
Autopsy
No
INSCRIPTION
Language Technique Legend type
Fac simile
Edition
ΚΕΡΔΟC
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
Curatorial Section
Time frame
Comments on Chronology
COLLECTION HISTORY
Collection
Name Date of acquisition Inventory number
British Museum (London) July 4, 1814 1814,0704.1057
Townley (P.E.) Collection None
Townley (Charles) Collection None
Bibliography
Reference Page/Column Reference (number) Plate / Figure Comment
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