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ARCHAEOLOGICAL DESCRIPTION OF THE WEIGHT
Authority
Mint
Athens
Denomination
1/4 Stater
Material
Lead
Manufacture
Cast
Shape
Square
Length
4.90 cm
Width
4.80 cm
Height
- cm
Metrology
Mass (g) Mass (grain) Date of measurement Reference fragmented cleaned reference weight
198.00 - - Auction Hoffmann 1888 No No No
198.85 - - Auction Hirsch 1909 No No Yes
Iconography
Tortoise
Wear
Corrosion
Handle
No
Suspension hole
No
Recarved mould
No
Recarved weight
No
Intentionally destroyed
No
Archaeological description
Auction Hirsch 1909: Quadratische Bleistücke. Oben im Relief Schildkröte, in den Ecken ΔHΜΟ. Pernice p. 122. 133. Mm. 49/48. gr. 198,85. 1/4 Mine. Sehr schön u. selten.
Auction Hoffmann 1888: Quart de mine. Même forme [Plaque carrée en plomb]. Tortue. ΔHΜΟ sur deux lignes. - Poids, 198 gr.
Autopsy
No
INSCRIPTION
Legend type
Fac simile

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Edition
Δημό(σιον)
Monogram
Countermark type
Countermark
ARCHAEOLOGICAL CONTEXT
Findspot (region)
Findspot (site)
context
CIRCUMSTANCES OF ACQUISITION
Region
France: Paris
City
Paris [Lutetia]
Date of first acquisition
May 29, 1888
circumstances
Antiquities trade.
Auction Hoffmann, Paris 1888
DATING OF THE WEIGHT
Chronological Period
GREEK
Terminus post quem
-500
Terminus ante quem
-100
Time frame
-
Comments on Chronology
COLLECTION HISTORY
Collection
Name Date of acquisition Inventory number
Hirsch Collection May 29, 1888 None
Antiquities Trade May 10, 1909 None
Hoffmann Collection None None
Bibliography
Reference Page/Column Reference (number) Plate / Figure Comment
Auction Hoffmann 1888b 143 521 None None
Auction Hirsch 1909 247 3421 63 None
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