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ARCHAEOLOGICAL DESCRIPTION OF THE WEIGHT
Authority
Mint
Cyzicus
Denomination
1 Stater
Material
Lead
Manufacture
Cast
Shape
Square
Length
3.00 cm
Width
3.00 cm
Height
- cm
Metrology
Mass (g) Mass (grain) Date of measurement Reference fragmented cleaned reference weight
27.90 - - Pernice 1904 No No Yes
Iconography
Symbol Technique Direction Position Number Synecdoche
Caduceus Relief
Wear
Corrosion
Handle
No
Suspension hole
No
Recarved mould
No
Recarved weight
No
Intentionally destroyed
No
Archaeological description
Antikensammlung: Quadratisches Bleigewicht mit Kerykeion und griechischer Inschrift: KYZI(κηνος) CTA(τηρ).
Tekin 2016a : Lead, square in shape. Abbreviation of the ethnic KYZI. CTA as unit mark. It is stated that the kerykeion on the obverse is not certain and that it could also be a torch.
Autopsy
No
INSCRIPTION
Language Technique Legend type
Greek Relief Denomination, Mint
Fac simile

ΚΥΖΙ

ϹTΑ

Edition
Κυζι(κηνῶν) | στα(τήρ).
Monogram
Countermark type
Countermark
ARCHAEOLOGICAL CONTEXT
Findspot (region)
Findspot (site)
context
CIRCUMSTANCES OF ACQUISITION
Region
Turkey: İstanbul
City
Istanbul [Byzantion / Constantinopolis]
Date of first acquisition
Dec. 31, 1902
circumstances
Erwerbungsort: Istanbul/Konstantinopel (Türkei).
Erwerbungsdatum: 1902.
Erwerbung von: Vorbesitzer: Osman Noury Bey; der Kunsthändler und Münzsammler Cherif Osman Noury Bey, Konstantinopel (Lebensdaten unbekannt).
DATING OF THE WEIGHT
Curatorial Section
GREEK
Time frame
Comments on Chronology
Tekin 2016a: The Kyzikene weights are dated to the Hellenistic period in general.
COLLECTION HISTORY
Collection
Name Date of acquisition Inventory number
Berlin Antiquities Collection Dec. 31, 1902 Misc. 10178
Noury Collection None None
Bibliography
Reference Page/Column Reference (number) Plate / Figure Comment
Zahn 1903 40 None None (non vidi)
Pernice 1904 45 6 None None
Weiß 1990 120 I 8 None None
Tekin 2016a 78 94 None None
VARIA
Additional comment
Abbildungen: nicht nachweisbar.
Bemerkung: Objekt verlagert in Kiste WS 30 Friedrichshain. (NF)
Objektstatus: Objekt fehlt.
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