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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
Crescent
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
Legend type
Fac simile

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Edition
Τετα(ρτημόριον)
Monogram
Countermark type
Countermark
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
Chronological Period
GREEK
Terminus post quem
-300
Terminus ante quem
-100
Time frame
-
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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