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ARCHAEOLOGICAL DESCRIPTION OF THE WEIGHT
Authority
Mint
Denomination
1 Mina
Material
Lead
Manufacture
Cast
Shape
Square
Length
5.80 cm
Width
5.90 cm
Height
1.50 cm
Metrology
Mass (g) Mass (grain) Date of measurement Reference fragmented cleaned reference weight
405.00 - - National Museum of Denmark No No No
396.50 - Sept. 18, 2018 Measurement done by L. Willocx No No Yes
Iconography
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, bigger one on the lower left corner; light frame on the left edge; big cut on the lower edge; little strokes on the reverse and the sides; diagonal cuts on the reverse. Slightly folded and slightly rounded corners; straight sides. On the obverse, big letter in relief: M (flattened on the lower right). (Height without relief: 1.25 cm)
Autopsy
Yes
INSCRIPTION
Legend type
Fac simile

M

Edition
M
Monogram
Countermark type
Countermark
ARCHAEOLOGICAL CONTEXT
Findspot (region)
Greece: Heraklion
Findspot (site)
Gortyn(a)
context
CIRCUMSTANCES OF ACQUISITION
Region
Greece: Attica
City
Athens [Athenae]
Date of first acquisition
Feb. 28, 1874
circumstances
Acquired in February 1874, purchased from Th. Heldreich. Bought in Athens. Found in Gortyn (Crete).
DATING OF THE WEIGHT
Chronological Period
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) Feb. 28, 1874 785
Heldreich Collection None None
Bibliography
Reference Page/Column Reference (number) Plate / Figure Comment
-
VARIA
Additional comment
Other inv. num.: M. 53
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