Logo Pondera Online
 
ARCHAEOLOGICAL DESCRIPTION OF THE WEIGHT
Authority
Mint
Athens
Denomination
1/32 Stater , 1/16 Mina
Material
Lead
Manufacture
Cast
Shape
Disc or similar (ellipse, etc.)
Length
2.70 cm
Width
2.70 cm
Height
- cm
Metrology
Mass (g) Mass (grain) Date of measurement Reference fragmented cleaned reference weight
28.82 - - Auction Roma 2019 No No Yes
Iconography
Symbol Technique Direction Position Number Synecdoche
Helmet Relief
Athena / Minerva Relief RIGHT Head
Wear
Corrosion
Handle
No
Suspension hole
No
Recarved mould
No
Recarved weight
No
Intentionally destroyed
No
Archaeological description
Auction Roma 2019: Attica, Athens Uniface PB Ounce(?) Weight. Circa 4th century BC(?). Head of Athena right, wearing crested Attic helmet ornamented with three olive leaves above visor and spiral palmette on bowl / Blank. Cf. Forien de Rochesnard II, p. 3 (System Attique). 28.82g, 27mm. About Very Fine. Very Rare. Conforming approximately to the Attic weight system identified by Forien de Rochesnard, this piece is an ounce weight, or 1/12 of a mina. From a private North American collection.
Autopsy
No
INSCRIPTION
Language Technique Legend type
Fac simile
Edition
Monogram
ARCHAEOLOGICAL CONTEXT
Findspot (region)
Findspot (site)
context
CIRCUMSTANCES OF ACQUISITION
Region
City
Date of first acquisition
Feb. 7, 2019
circumstances
Antiquities trade.
DATING OF THE WEIGHT
Curatorial Section
GREEK
Time frame
FROM -450 TO -200
Comments on Chronology
COLLECTION HISTORY
Collection
Name Date of acquisition Inventory number
Antiquities Trade Feb. 7, 2019 None
Bibliography
Reference Page/Column Reference (number) Plate / Figure Comment
Auction Roma 2019b None 185 None None
VARIA
Additional comment
Denomination: 1/16 mina? 1/32 stater?
Permalink