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ARCHAEOLOGICAL DESCRIPTION OF THE WEIGHT
Authority
Mint
Denomination
Material
Copper alloy (bronze or brass)
Manufacture
Cast
Shape
Square
Length
3.05 cm
Width
3.00 cm
Height
1.05 cm
Metrology
Mass (g) Mass (grain) Date of measurement Reference fragmented cleaned reference weight
55.00 - Sept. 19, 2018 Measurement done by L. Willocx No No Yes
Iconography
Horseman
Wear
Lightly worn
Corrosion
Lightly corroded
Handle
No
Suspension hole
No
Recarved mould
No
Recarved weight
No
Intentionally destroyed
No
Archaeological description
Autoptic examination:
Bronze weight; square shape. Signs of wear and corrosion: chippings; small round stroke on the reverse. Slightly rounded corners and edges; straight sides, on the reverse, four little square in relief in the four corners and the edges are set at a slant. On the obverse, a centaur (or rider on a horse towards the right?) in relief. Below the depiction, letters in relief: ΔΗΜΟ and letter O on the upper left corner. (Height without relief: 0.8 cm)
Autopsy
Yes
INSCRIPTION
Legend type
Fac simile
ΔHMO?
Edition
Δημό(σιον)?
Monogram
Countermark type
Countermark
ARCHAEOLOGICAL CONTEXT
Findspot (region)
Turkey
Findspot (site)
context
CIRCUMSTANCES OF ACQUISITION
Region
Greece: Attica
City
Athens [Athenae]
Date of first acquisition
Dec. 31, 1876
circumstances
Acquired in 1875-1876. Bought in Athens. Found in Asia Minor.
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, 1876 871
Bibliography
Reference Page/Column Reference (number) Plate / Figure Comment
-
VARIA
Additional comment
Other inv. num.: M. 56
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