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ARCHAEOLOGICAL DESCRIPTION OF THE WEIGHT
Authority
Mint
Lysimachia
Denomination
1/2 Mina
Material
Lead
Manufacture
Cast
Shape
Square
Length
5.10 cm
Width
5.10 cm
Height
- cm
Metrology
Mass (g) Mass (grain) Date of measurement Reference fragmented cleaned reference weight
263.00 - - Auction Ares 2019 No No No
265.00 - - Auction TimeLine 2020 No No Yes
Iconography
Symbol Technique Direction Position Number Synecdoche
Lion Relief RIGHT Leaping
Wear
Corrosion
Handle
No
Suspension hole
No
Recarved mould
No
Recarved weight
No
Intentionally destroyed
No
Archaeological description
Auction TimeLine 2020: Roman Trade Weight with Leaping Lion. 1st–3rd century AD. A square tabular lead weight with an image of a leaping lion with symbols on the field. 265 grams, 51mm (2"). Fair condition. Provenance: Ex an important Dutch collection; acquired on the European art market in the 1970s.
Auction Ares 2019a: Hellenistic PB weight. Circa 2nd–1st century BC. Rectangular. Lion and inscription / Flat. Extremely RARE!!! Diameter: 50mm. Weight: 263gr. Condition: Very Fine. Provenance: From Coin Fair before 1980’s.
Auction Ares 2019e: Ancient Greek Lead Weight, 3rd–1st AD. Condition: Very Fine. Weight: 263 gr. Diameter: 45,00 mm.
Autopsy
No
INSCRIPTION
Language Technique Legend type
Greek Relief Mint
Fac simile

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Edition
Λυ(σιμαχέων).
Monogram
ARCHAEOLOGICAL CONTEXT
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CIRCUMSTANCES OF ACQUISITION
Region
City
Date of first acquisition
Aug. 23, 2019
circumstances
Antiquities trade.
DATING OF THE WEIGHT
Curatorial Section
GREEK
Time frame
FROM -309 TO -144
Comments on Chronology
COLLECTION HISTORY
Collection
Name Date of acquisition Inventory number
Antiquities Trade Aug. 23, 2019 None
Bibliography
Reference Page/Column Reference (number) Plate / Figure Comment
Auction Ares 2019a None 671 None None
Auction Ares 2019e None 1004 None None
Auction TimeLine 2020b None 1357 None None
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