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ARCHAEOLOGICAL DESCRIPTION OF THE WEIGHT
Authority
Mint
Athens
Denomination
1/12 Stater
Material
Lead
Manufacture
Cast
Shape
Square
Length
3.05 cm
Width
3.00 cm
Height
1.40 cm
Metrology
Mass (g) Mass (grain) Date of measurement Reference fragmented cleaned reference weight
79.00 - - National Museum of Denmark No No No
79.10 - Sept. 19, 2018 Measurement done by L. Willocx No No Yes
Iconography
Quarter of an amphora
Wear
Lightly worn
Corrosion
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; little bumps and strokes, especially on the edges; bigger stroke with a hollow on the lower left edge (small part is missing in surface); light cut on the upper side. Slightly folded corners; slightly rounded corners and edges; straight sides; the reverse is quite plane. On the obverse, depiction of a quarter of an amphora (upper right part) in high relief. The handle extend to the rim. (Height without relief: 1 cm)
Autopsy
Yes
INSCRIPTION
Legend type
Fac simile
Edition
Monogram
Countermark type
Countermark
ARCHAEOLOGICAL CONTEXT
Findspot (region)
Findspot (site)
context
CIRCUMSTANCES OF ACQUISITION
Region
Greece: Attica
City
Athens [Athenae]
Date of first acquisition
Aug. 31, 1877
circumstances
Acquired in August 1877, 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) Aug. 31, 1877 1011
Heldreich Collection None None
Bibliography
Reference Page/Column Reference (number) Plate / Figure Comment
-
VARIA
Additional comment
Other inv. num.: M. 54
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