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ARCHAEOLOGICAL DESCRIPTION OF THE WEIGHT
Authority
Mint
Athens
Denomination
1/8 Stater
Material
Lead
Manufacture
Cast
Shape
Square
Length
3.90 cm
Width
3.90 cm
Height
1.20 cm
Metrology
Mass (g) Mass (grain) Date of measurement Reference fragmented cleaned reference weight
112.00 - - National Museum of Denmark No No No
111.90 - Sept. 19, 2018 Measurement done by L. Willocx No No Yes
Iconography
Symbol Technique Direction Position Number Synecdoche
Half-tortoise
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: chippings; strokes, bigger ones on the edges withh small part missing in surface; grooves on the tortoise's head and in V-shaped on the tortoise's shell; on the reverse: little cuts, groove on the lower right edge. Slightly rounded corners and edges; straight sides. On the obverse, depiction of a half-tortoise in relief. The legs are elongated and folded alongside the body. In the four corners, letters (retrograde) in relief: ΔΕMO. (Height without relief: 0.7 cm)
Autopsy
Yes
INSCRIPTION
Language Technique Legend type
Mint
Fac simile

ΔEMO

Edition
Δεμό(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, 1877
circumstances
Acquired in 1876-1877, purchased from Th. Heldreich. Bought in Athens. Found in Asia Minor.
DATING OF THE WEIGHT
Curatorial Section
GREEK
Time frame
Comments on Chronology
COLLECTION HISTORY
Collection
Name Date of acquisition Inventory number
National Museum of Denmark (Copenhagen) Dec. 31, 1877 942
Heldreich Collection None None
Bibliography
Reference Page/Column Reference (number) Plate / Figure Comment
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VARIA
Additional comment
Other inv. num.: M. 52
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