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ARCHAEOLOGICAL DESCRIPTION OF THE WEIGHT
Authority
Mint
Athens
Denomination
4 Minas
Material
Lead
Manufacture
Cast
Shape
Square
Length
7.60 cm
Width
7.60 cm
Height
3.70 cm
Metrology
Mass (g) Mass (grain) Date of measurement Reference fragmented cleaned reference weight
1747.40 - - Measurement done by D. Delvigne No No No
1764.00 - - National Museum of Denmark No No No
1747.30 - Sept. 18, 2018 Measurement done by L. Willocx No No Yes
Iconography
Four spokes of wheel
Wear
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: strokes, some big ones with bumps and hollows, notably on the wheel and between the spokes; chippings on the reverse and the sides; cut on the lower edge on the reverse. slightly raised and folded corners; slightly rounded corners and edges; straight sides. On the obverse, depiction of four spokes of wheel; the ends of the wheel are bigger on the edges. In the four corners (between the spokes), incised letters: TM TM (later inscription?). (Height without relief: 3 cm)
Autopsy
Yes
INSCRIPTION
Legend type
Fac simile

TM TM

Edition
T(ετρά)μ(νω)
Monogram
Countermark type
Countermark
ARCHAEOLOGICAL CONTEXT
Findspot (region)
Findspot (site)
context
CIRCUMSTANCES OF ACQUISITION
Region
Greece: Attica
City
Athens [Athenae]
Date of first acquisition
Dec. 31, 1874
circumstances
Acquired in December 1874, purchased from Th. Heldreich. Bought 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) Dec. 31, 1874 838
Heldreich Collection None None
Bibliography
Reference Page/Column Reference (number) Plate / Figure Comment
-
VARIA
Additional comment
Other inv. num.: M. 51
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