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ARCHAEOLOGICAL DESCRIPTION OF THE WEIGHT
Authority
Mint
Denomination
Material
Lead
Manufacture
Cast
Shape
Square
Length
2.10 cm
Width
2.00 cm
Height
0.80 cm
Metrology
Mass (g) Mass (grain) Date of measurement Reference fragmented cleaned reference weight
29.20 - - National Museum of Denmark No No No
29.10 - 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: chippings; small strokes on the sides; whitish. Very slightly rounded corners; straight edges and sides; the upper and lower right corners are slightly folded. On the obverse, one sign of one drachma incised.
Autopsy
Yes
INSCRIPTION
Legend type
Fac simile

T

Edition
T
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
Dec. 31, 1877
circumstances
Acquired in 1876-1877, purchased from Th. Heldreich. Bought in Athens. Found in Athens.
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) Dec. 31, 1877 943
Heldreich Collection None None
Bibliography
Reference Page/Column Reference (number) Plate / Figure Comment
-
VARIA
Additional comment
Other inv. num.: M. 55
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