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ARCHAEOLOGICAL DESCRIPTION OF THE WEIGHT
Authority
Mint
Athens
Denomination
1/12 Stater
Material
Lead
Manufacture
Cast
Shape
Square
Length
- cm
Width
- cm
Height
- cm
Metrology
Mass (g) Mass (grain) Date of measurement Reference fragmented cleaned reference weight
75.95 - - Auction CNG 1995a No No Yes
Iconography
Half-tortoise
Wear
Corrosion
Handle
No
Suspension hole
No
Recarved mould
No
Recarved weight
No
Intentionally destroyed
No
Archaeological description
Auction CNG 1995: Greek. 2nd-1st Century BC. Lead Weight (75,95 gm). Square weight with a high relief representation of a modius or measuring cup. VF, brown patina.
Autopsy
No
INSCRIPTION
Legend type
Fac simile
Edition
Monogram
Countermark type
Countermark
ARCHAEOLOGICAL CONTEXT
Findspot (region)
Findspot (site)
context
CIRCUMSTANCES OF ACQUISITION
Region
City
Date of first acquisition
March 15, 1995
circumstances
Antiquities Trade.
DATING OF THE WEIGHT
Chronological Period
GREEK
Terminus post quem
-500
Terminus ante quem
-100
Time frame
-
Comments on Chronology
Auction CNG 1995: 2nd-1st Century BC
COLLECTION HISTORY
Collection
Name Date of acquisition Inventory number
Antiquities Trade March 15, 1995 None
Bibliography
Reference Page/Column Reference (number) Plate / Figure Comment
Auction CNG 1995a 165 1909 None None
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