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ARCHAEOLOGICAL DESCRIPTION OF THE WEIGHT
Authority
Mint
Denomination
20 Libras
Material
Basalt
Manufacture
Carved
Shape
Truncated sphere or similar (truncated spheroid, truncated double cone, etc.)
Length
- cm
Width
- cm
Height
- cm
Metrology
Mass (g) Mass (grain) Date of measurement Reference fragmented cleaned reference weight
6400.00 - - Royal Museums of Art and History (Brussels) No No Yes
Iconography
Palmiped’s head
Wear
Corrosion
Handle
Yes
Suspension hole
Yes
Recarved mould
No
Recarved weight
No
Intentionally destroyed
No
Archaeological description
Autoptic examination: Stone (basalt) weight, truncated sphere shape, bronze handle in two holes with ducks at both ends; one of the two ducks has a broken beak. The stone is cracked.
Autopsy
Yes
INSCRIPTION
Legend type
Fac simile
Edition
Monogram
Countermark type
Countermark
ARCHAEOLOGICAL CONTEXT
Findspot (region)
Findspot (site)
context
CIRCUMSTANCES OF ACQUISITION
Region
Syria: Ḩamāh
City
Qalaat al-Madiq [Apamea]
Date of first acquisition
circumstances
DATING OF THE WEIGHT
Chronological Period
ROMAN
Terminus post quem
1
Terminus ante quem
200
Time frame
-
Comments on Chronology
COLLECTION HISTORY
Collection
Name Date of acquisition Inventory number
Royal Museums of Art and History (Brussels) None Ap 146
Bibliography
Reference Page/Column Reference (number) Plate / Figure Comment
-
VARIA
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