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ARCHAEOLOGICAL DESCRIPTION OF THE WEIGHT
Authority
Mint
Athens
Denomination
1/4 Mina
Material
Lead
Manufacture
Cast
Shape
Square
Length
3.80 cm
Width
3.50 cm
Height
1.10 cm
Metrology
Mass (g) Mass (grain) Date of measurement Reference fragmented cleaned reference weight
119.20 - Jan. 28, 2020 Measurement done by L. Willocx No No Yes
117.20 - - Sporn 2005 No No No
Iconography
Symbol Technique Direction Position Number Synecdoche
Crescent Relief One
Wear
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; big grooves with hollows on the upper right corner and lower right edge (small parts of the object are missing); bumps on the right edge and side; small strokes on the reverse. Very slightly rounded corners and edges; straight sides; the reverse is slightly hollowed; slightly raised corners on the reverse. On the obverse, very light frame and depiction of a very thin crescent in relief with its ends towards the lower side. In the upper corners (retrograde) and inside the crescent, letters in relief: [T] E TA. Height without relief: 1 cm.
Autopsy
Yes
INSCRIPTION
Language Technique Legend type
Denomination
Fac simile

ΤΕΤΑ

Edition
Τετα(ρτημόριον)
Monogram
ARCHAEOLOGICAL CONTEXT
Findspot (region)
Findspot (site)
context
CIRCUMSTANCES OF ACQUISITION
Region
Greece: Attica
City
Peiraieus / Piraeus
Date of first acquisition
circumstances
DATING OF THE WEIGHT
Curatorial Section
GREEK
Time frame
FROM -300 TO -100
Comments on Chronology
3rd-2nd c. BC (Hellenistic)
COLLECTION HISTORY
Collection
Name Date of acquisition Inventory number
Suermondt-Ludwig Museum None AK 303
Bibliography
Reference Page/Column Reference (number) Plate / Figure Comment
Sporn 2005 236 348 None (non vidi)
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