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ARCHAEOLOGICAL DESCRIPTION OF THE WEIGHT
Authority
Mint
Athens
Denomination
1 Mina
Material
Lead
Manufacture
Cast
Shape
Square
Length
6.10 cm
Width
5.95 cm
Height
1.95 cm
Metrology
Mass (g) Mass (grain) Date of measurement Reference fragmented cleaned reference weight
551.60 - - Sporn 2005 No No No
561.30 - Jan. 28, 2020 Measurement done by L. Willocx No No Yes
Iconography
Symbol Technique Direction Position Number Synecdoche
Dolphin Relief BRIGHT Leaping One
Wear
Worn
Corrosion
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; bumps and hollows; big part of the weight is missing on the lower left corner on the reverse (broken with a hollow); the lower left corner on the obverse is slightly broken too (small part is missing); small strokes, big ones with hollows on the dolphin and on the upper side. Slightly rounded corners and edges; straight sides. On the obverse, frame and depiction of dolphin to the right in relief. Straight body; dorsal fin; raised and forked tail; beak in the lower right corner. Above and below the dolphin, letters in relief: MN A.
Autopsy
Yes
INSCRIPTION
Language Technique Legend type
Denomination
Fac simile

MNA

Edition
Μνᾶ
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 304
Bibliography
Reference Page/Column Reference (number) Plate / Figure Comment
Sporn 2005 235 346 None (non vidi)
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