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ARCHAEOLOGICAL DESCRIPTION OF THE WEIGHT
Authority
Mint
North Syrian mint
Denomination
1/2 Mina
Material
Lead
Manufacture
Cast
Shape
Square
Length
4.90 cm
Width
4.90 cm
Height
- cm
Metrology
Mass (g) Mass (grain) Date of measurement Reference fragmented cleaned reference weight
223.00 - - Auction Ares 2019 No No Yes
Iconography
Anchor
Wear
Corrosion
Handle
No
Suspension hole
No
Recarved mould
No
Recarved weight
No
Intentionally destroyed
No
Archaeological description
Auction Ares 2009a et 2009c: Hellenistic PB weight. Circa 2nd–1st century BC. Rectangular, Anchor / Flat
Diameter: 49mm. Weight: 223gr. Condition: Very Fine. Provenance: From Coin Fair before 1980’s.
Auction Ares 2009e: Ancient Greek Lead Weight, 3rd–1st AD. Condition: Very Fine. Weight: 223 gr. Diameter: 48,00 mm.
Autopsy
No
INSCRIPTION
Legend type
Fac simile
Edition
Monogram
Countermark type
Countermark
ARCHAEOLOGICAL CONTEXT
Findspot (region)
Findspot (site)
context
CIRCUMSTANCES OF ACQUISITION
Region
City
Date of first acquisition
Aug. 23, 2019
circumstances
Antiquities trade.
DATING OF THE WEIGHT
Chronological Period
GREEK
Terminus post quem
Terminus ante quem
Time frame
-
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 670 None None
Auction Ares 2019c None 900 None None
Auction Ares 2019e None 1005 None None
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