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ARCHAEOLOGICAL DESCRIPTION OF THE WEIGHT
Authority
Mint
Denomination
Material
Lead
Manufacture
Cast
Shape
Rectangle
Length
6.20 cm
Width
8.70 cm
Height
- cm
Metrology
Mass (g) Mass (grain) Date of measurement Reference fragmented cleaned reference weight
347.00 - - Auction CNG 2020 No No Yes
Iconography
Wear
Corrosion
Handle
Yes
Suspension hole
No
Recarved mould
No
Recarved weight
No
Intentionally destroyed
No
Archaeological description
Auction CNG 2020: Eastern Mediterranean/Aegean. Roman Imperial Period. Cast PB Libra Weight (62×87mm, 347.00 g, 12h). Large A within right angled linear and pelleted frame / Blank. Cf. [Auction Münz Zentrum 1983], p. 28 (for heavier standard; 2nd century AD); Hendin [2007] –, but cf. 280 (same). Dark gray patina, with some encrustation, small hole going all the way through. VF. Overall height and weight include suspension loop originally cast into weight.
Autopsy
No
INSCRIPTION
Legend type
Fac simile

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Edition
α´.
Monogram
Countermark type
Countermark
ARCHAEOLOGICAL CONTEXT
Findspot (region)
Findspot (site)
context
CIRCUMSTANCES OF ACQUISITION
Region
City
Date of first acquisition
May 20, 2020
circumstances
Antiquities trade.
DATING OF THE WEIGHT
Chronological Period
GREEK , ROMAN
Terminus post quem
Terminus ante quem
Time frame
-
Comments on Chronology
COLLECTION HISTORY
Collection
Name Date of acquisition Inventory number
Antiquities Trade May 20, 2020 None
Moussaieff Collection None None
Bibliography
Reference Page/Column Reference (number) Plate / Figure Comment
Auction CNG 2020b None 219 None None
VARIA
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