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ARCHAEOLOGICAL DESCRIPTION OF THE WEIGHT
Authority
Mint
Himera
Denomination
Material
Copper alloy (bronze or brass)
Manufacture
Cast
Shape
Astragalus
Length
4.80 cm
Width
3.20 cm
Height
2.80 cm
Metrology
Mass (g) Mass (grain) Date of measurement Reference fragmented cleaned reference weight
214.83 - - Anzalone 2009 No No Yes
Iconography
Symbol Technique Direction Position Number Synecdoche
Astragalus
Wear
Corrosion
Handle
No
Suspension hole
No
Recarved mould
No
Recarved weight
No
Intentionally destroyed
No
Archaeological description
Anzalone 2009: Ricavato secondo la tecnica della fusione piena, il reperto si conserva in buono stato, con qualche incrostazione diffi cile da rimuovere. È lungo 4,8 cm, largo 3,2, alto 2,8, pesante 214,83 g. Sulla faccia superiore reca un’impressione ovale (1,2 × 1 cm) al cui interno è ancora ben leggibile una fi gura virile nuda sul dorso di un caprone.
Autopsy
No
INSCRIPTION
Language Technique Legend type
Fac simile
Edition
Monogram
Countermark type
Symbol
Countermark
Naked male figure on a caprine
ARCHAEOLOGICAL CONTEXT
Findspot (region)
Italy: Sicilia: Palermo
Findspot (site)
Himera
context
Anzalone 2009: L’astragalo fu rinvenuto nel 2001 all’altezza del ciglio occidentale dell’Isolato IV, in un’area non scavata immediatamente a Sud del Quartiere Nord sul Piano di Imera.
CIRCUMSTANCES OF ACQUISITION
Region
City
Date of first acquisition
circumstances
DATING OF THE WEIGHT
Curatorial Section
GREEK
Time frame
FROM -425 TO -400
Comments on Chronology
COLLECTION HISTORY
Collection
Name Date of acquisition Inventory number
-
Bibliography
Reference Page/Column Reference (number) Plate / Figure Comment
Anzalone 2009 175–194 None fig. 1–2 None
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