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ARCHAEOLOGICAL DESCRIPTION OF THE WEIGHT
Authority
{Illegible monogram}, agoranomos (Antioch)
Mint
Antioch
Denomination
1 Mina
Material
Lead
Manufacture
Cast
Shape
Square
Length
10.50 cm
Width
10.80 cm
Height
- cm
Metrology
Mass (g) Mass (grain) Date of measurement Reference fragmented cleaned reference weight
668.00 - - Auction Leu 2019 No No Yes
Iconography
Symbol Technique Direction Position Number Synecdoche
Lattice pattern Relief
Double cornucopia Relief
Wear
Corrosion
Handle
No
Suspension hole
No
Recarved mould
No
Recarved weight
No
Intentionally destroyed
No
Archaeological description
Auctions Leu 2019: Weight of 1 Mna (Lead, 105×108 mm, 668.00 g), Eu..., magistrate (?), SE 231 = 82/1 BC. ETOYΣ AΛΣ / ΔHMOΣIA - MNA Two crossed cornucopiae; to left, disk inscribed ЄY. Rev. Latticework design. Gorny & Mosch 175 (2009), 325. Some deposits and with surface cracks on the obverse, otherwise, very fine.
Autopsy
No
INSCRIPTION
Language Technique Legend type
Greek Relief Authority, Date, Denomination, Mint
Fac simile

ΕΤΟΥ̣ΣΘ̣ΛΣ

ΔΗΜΟΣΙΑ

{monogramma}

Μ    Ν    Α

Edition
Ἔτου̣ς θ̣λσ´ | δημοσία | {monogramma} | μ–ν–ᾶ.
Monogram
ARCHAEOLOGICAL CONTEXT
Findspot (region)
Findspot (site)
context
CIRCUMSTANCES OF ACQUISITION
Region
City
Date of first acquisition
Oct. 27, 2019
circumstances
Antiquities trade.
DATING OF THE WEIGHT
Curatorial Section
GREEK
Time frame
FROM -74 TO -73
Comments on Chronology
Seleucid Era 239̣?= 74/73 BCE
COLLECTION HISTORY
Collection
Name Date of acquisition Inventory number
Antiquities Trade Oct. 27, 2019 None
Bibliography
Reference Page/Column Reference (number) Plate / Figure Comment
Auction Leu 2019c None 586 None None
VARIA
Additional comment
Gatier and Shaath 1993: this type of weight is hypothetically attributed to Antioch.
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