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ARCHAEOLOGICAL DESCRIPTION OF THE WEIGHT
Authority
Mint
Athens
Denomination
1 Mina
Material
Lead
Manufacture
Cast
Shape
Square
Length
5.60 cm
Width
5.60 cm
Height
- cm
Metrology
Mass (g) Mass (grain) Date of measurement Reference fragmented cleaned reference weight
475.00 - - Auction Hoffmann 1888 No No No
476.80 - - Auction Hirsch 1909 No No Yes
Iconography
Dolphin , Pentagram
Wear
Corrosion
Handle
No
Suspension hole
No
Recarved mould
No
Recarved weight
No
Intentionally destroyed
No
Archaeological description
Auction Hirsch 1909: Quadratische Bleistücke. Ein ähnliches zweites Exemplar von sehr feiner Ausführung und hohem Relief. [Oben im relief ein Delphin von r. nach l. gewendet, unter dem Delphin ein Pentagramm. Bezeichnet: M|NA.] Mm. 56/56. gr. 476,80. Prachtexemplar u. sehr selten.
Auction Hoffmann 1888: Mine. Autre exemplaire [Plaque carrée très épaisse, en plomb. Dauphin et pentagramme. MNA], les lettres rétrogrades. - Poids, 475 gr.
Autopsy
No
INSCRIPTION
Legend type
Fac simile

MNA

Edition
Μνᾶ
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
-350
Terminus ante quem
-250
Time frame
-
Comments on Chronology
Late 4th c. BC
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 143 523 None None
Auction Hirsch 1909 247 3429 LXIII None
Göbl 1978 138 221 21 (non vidi)
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