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ARCHAEOLOGICAL DESCRIPTION OF THE WEIGHT
Authority
Mint
Athens
Denomination
1/3 Stater
Material
Lead
Manufacture
Cast
Shape
Square
Length
4.50 cm
Width
4.75 cm
Height
2.00 cm
Metrology
Mass (g) Mass (grain) Date of measurement Reference fragmented cleaned reference weight
366.00 - - National Museum of Denmark No No No
360.00 - Sept. 18, 2018 Measurement done by L. Willocx No No Yes
Iconography
Amphora
Wear
Lightly worn
Corrosion
Lightly corroded
Handle
No
Suspension hole
No
Recarved mould
No
Recarved weight
No
Intentionally destroyed
No
Archaeological description
Autoptic examination:
Lead weight; square shape. Signs of wear and corrosion: light bumps and little strokes, bigger ones on the upper right of the amphora's neck and on the letter iota on the lower right edge; bump on the upper left corner, cut on the lower right corner on the reverse. Slightly folded and rounded corners; straight sides; very light hollow in the center on the reverse. On the obverse, depiction of an amphora (Panathenaic type II?) in relief. The amphora's body is inverted triangular in shape, his foot is slightly triangular in shape. The handles extend to the rim; the shoulders are large. On both sides of the amphora, letters in relief: TΡI TH. (Height without relief: 1.8 cm)
Autopsy
Yes
INSCRIPTION
Legend type
Fac simile

TPITH

Edition
Τριτη(μόριον)
Monogram
Countermark type
Countermark
ARCHAEOLOGICAL CONTEXT
Findspot (region)
Greece: Attica
Findspot (site)
Athens [Athenae]
context
CIRCUMSTANCES OF ACQUISITION
Region
Greece: Attica
City
Athens [Athenae]
Date of first acquisition
May 31, 1870
circumstances
Acquired in May 1870, purchased from Th. Heldreich (batch of 13 weights for 200 francs?). Bought in Athens. Found in Athens.
DATING OF THE WEIGHT
Chronological Period
Hellenistic period (338–27 BCE)
Terminus post quem
Terminus ante quem
Time frame
-
Comments on Chronology
COLLECTION HISTORY
Collection
Name Date of acquisition Inventory number
National Museum of Denmark (Copenhagen) May 31, 1870 304
Heldreich Collection None None
Bibliography
Reference Page/Column Reference (number) Plate / Figure Comment
-
VARIA
Additional comment
Other inv. num.: M. 100
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