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ARCHAEOLOGICAL DESCRIPTION OF THE WEIGHT
Authority
Mint
Athens
Denomination
1/3 Stater
Material
Lead
Manufacture
Cast
Shape
Square
Length
5.20 cm
Width
5.20 cm
Height
1.50 cm
Metrology
Mass (g) Mass (grain) Date of measurement Reference fragmented cleaned reference weight
292.20 - - Sporn 2005 No No No
297.90 - Jan. 28, 2020 Measurement done by L. Willocx No No Yes
Iconography
Amphora
Wear
Lightly 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; cuts on the amphora, the lower corners, the upper side and the reverse (on the left and lower right), light one on the left edge; light bumps on the sides. Raised corners; rounded corners and edges; the right corners are slightly folded; the reverse is hollow in the center. On the obverse, depiction of an amphora in relief (very slightly flattened). The foot is high and large; egg body; small neck; large rim. The handles are on the shoulders. On both sides of the amphora, letters in relief (a bit erased): TPITH. Height without relief: 1.3 cm.
Autopsy
Yes
INSCRIPTION
Legend type
Fac simile

TPI TH

Edition
Τριτ(ημόριον)
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
-400
Terminus ante quem
-100
Time frame
-
Comments on Chronology
4th or 3rd-2nd c. BC (Hellenistic)
COLLECTION HISTORY
Collection
Name Date of acquisition Inventory number
Suermondt-Ludwig Museum None AK 305
Bibliography
Reference Page/Column Reference (number) Plate / Figure Comment
Sporn 2005 235 347 None (non vidi)
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