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ARCHAEOLOGICAL DESCRIPTION OF THE WEIGHT
Authority
Gaius Minicius Italus, Praefectus Aegypti ; Trajan, Roman Emperor
Mint
Denomination
1 Libra 1.5 Uncias 4 Grammata
Material
Copper alloy (bronze or brass)
Manufacture
Cast
Shape
Square
Length
6.80 cm
Width
7.00 cm
Height
1.20 cm
Metrology
Mass (g) Mass (grain) Date of measurement Reference fragmented cleaned reference weight
356.73 - Dec. 11, 2015 Autopsy Charles Doyen No No Yes
356.60 - - Lang 1957 No No No
Iconography
Wear
Corrosion
Handle
No
Suspension hole
No
Recarved mould
No
Recarved weight
No
Intentionally destroyed
No
Archaeological description
Square bronze weight.
Autopsy
Yes
INSCRIPTION
Legend type
Fac simile
Edition
(Ἔτους) δ´ αὐτοκράτορος Καίσαρος | Νέρουα Τραϊανοῦ Σεβαστοῦ | Γερμανικοῦ, ἐπὶ Γαΐου Μινικί|ου Ἰταλοῦ ἡγεμόνος. | Λί(τρα) αʹ, ο(ὐ)γ(γία) αʹ (ἡμίσεια), γρ(άμματα) δʹ.
Monogram
Countermark type
Countermark
ARCHAEOLOGICAL CONTEXT
Findspot (region)
Findspot (site)
context
CIRCUMSTANCES OF ACQUISITION
Region
Egypt: Cairo
City
Cairo [Babylon]
Date of first acquisition
Dec. 31, 1954
circumstances
Purchased from Phocion Tano in Cairo by George C. Miles.
DATING OF THE WEIGHT
Chronological Period
ROMAN , GREEK
Terminus post quem
100
Terminus ante quem
101
Time frame
-
Comments on Chronology
Year 4 of Trajan.
COLLECTION HISTORY
Collection
Name Date of acquisition Inventory number
American Numismatic Society (New York) Dec. 31, 1954 1954.151.1
Bibliography
Reference Page/Column Reference (number) Plate / Figure Comment
Lang 1957 91–93 None pl. XIX None
SEG 18 227 719 None None
VARIA
Additional comment
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