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ARCHAEOLOGICAL DESCRIPTION OF THE WEIGHT
Authority
Apollonides
Mint
Denomination
Material
Lead
Manufacture
Cast
Shape
Square
Length
8.00 cm
Width
8.00 cm
Height
- cm
Metrology
Mass (g) Mass (grain) Date of measurement Reference fragmented cleaned reference weight
733.00 - - Auction Ares 2019 No No No
734.00 - - Auction TimeLine 2020 No No Yes
Iconography
Symbol Technique Direction Position Number Synecdoche
Wear
Corrosion
Handle
No
Suspension hole
Yes
Recarved mould
No
Recarved weight
No
Intentionally destroyed
No
Archaeological description
Auction TimeLine 2020: Greek Inscribed Trade Weight. 6th–5th century BC. A large square lead trade weight with ΑΠΟλ / λΟ[ ]Ρ / ΔΟΥ inscription in three lines; small perforation near top edge. 734 grams, 80mm (3"). Fair condition. Provenance: Property of a Dutch gentleman; formerly in an old collection formed in the 1970s.
Auction Ares 2019: Ancient Greek Lead Weight, 3rd–1st AD. Condition: Very Fine. Weight: 733 gr. Diameter: 81,75 mm.
Autopsy
No
INSCRIPTION
Language Technique Legend type
Greek Incised Authority
Greek Incised Unidentified
Fac simile

ΑΠΟΛ

Λ  Ν̣Ι

ΔΟΥ

 

ΙΠΕΙ

Edition
Ἀπολ|λ[ω]ν̣ί|δου. || ΙΠΕΙ
Monogram
ARCHAEOLOGICAL CONTEXT
Findspot (region)
Findspot (site)
context
CIRCUMSTANCES OF ACQUISITION
Region
City
Date of first acquisition
Dec. 22, 2019
circumstances
Antiquities trade.
DATING OF THE WEIGHT
Curatorial Section
GREEK
Time frame
Comments on Chronology
COLLECTION HISTORY
Collection
Name Date of acquisition Inventory number
Antiquities Trade Dec. 22, 2019 None
Bibliography
Reference Page/Column Reference (number) Plate / Figure Comment
Auction Ares 2019e None 1001 None None
Auction TimeLine 2020b None 893 None None
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