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ARCHAEOLOGICAL DESCRIPTION OF THE WEIGHT
Authority
Mint
Athens
Denomination
1 Drachma
Material
Lead
Manufacture
Cast
Shape
Square
Length
1.30 cm
Width
1.35 cm
Height
0.30 cm
Metrology
Mass (g) Mass (grain) Date of measurement Reference fragmented cleaned reference weight
4.30 - - National Museum of Denmark No No No
4.20 - 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; light bumps; stroke with a hollow on the lower right corner; whitish. Very slightly rounded corners and edges; straight sides. On the obverse, incised letter: A.
Autopsy
Yes
INSCRIPTION
Legend type
Fac simile

A

Edition
A
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
Aug. 31, 1877
circumstances
Acquired in August 1877, purchased from Th. Heldreich. Bought in Athens. Found 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 1012
Heldreich Collection None None
Bibliography
Reference Page/Column Reference (number) Plate / Figure Comment
Nationalmuseets arbejdsmark 1970 132 None 2 None
VARIA
Additional comment
Other inv. num.: M. 54
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