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ARCHAEOLOGICAL DESCRIPTION OF THE WEIGHT
Authority
Mint
Lysimachia
Denomination
1/3 Mina
Material
Copper alloy (bronze or brass)
Manufacture
Cast
Shape
Square
Length
4.20 cm
Width
4.20 cm
Height
- cm
Metrology
Mass (g) Mass (grain) Date of measurement Reference fragmented cleaned reference weight
167.30 - - Killen 2016 No No No
167.26 - - Auction CNG 2004 No No Yes
Iconography
Symbol Technique Direction Position Number Synecdoche
Lion Relief RIGHT Leaping Protome
Wear
Corrosion
Handle
No
Suspension hole
No
Recarved mould
No
Recarved weight
No
Intentionally destroyed
No
Archaeological description
Killen 2016: Quadratisches Gewicht mit Relief: Löwenprotome n. r., Kopf frontal.
Auction CNG 2004: Kings of Thrace. Lysimachos. Bronze 20 stater weight. 323–281 BC. Size: 42mm square; weight: 167.26 gm. High relief depiction of the forepart of a lion right; LU above, ST K below. Pierced on the edge in one corner. Fine condition, with earthen encrustation over a thick green patina. Very rare artifact of the period of the Diodochi.
Autopsy
No
INSCRIPTION
Language Technique Legend type
Greek Relief Denomination, Mint
Fac simile

Λ      Υ

Σ ΤΡ

Edition
Λ–υ|σ–[ι](μαχέων) τρ(ίτη).
Monogram
Countermark type
Countermark
ARCHAEOLOGICAL CONTEXT
Findspot (region)
Findspot (site)
context
CIRCUMSTANCES OF ACQUISITION
Region
City
Date of first acquisition
May 19, 2004
circumstances
Antiquities trade.
DATING OF THE WEIGHT
Curatorial Section
GREEK
Time frame
FROM -300 TO -144
Comments on Chronology
Killen 2016: Anfang 3. Jh. – 144 v. Chr.
COLLECTION HISTORY
Collection
Name Date of acquisition Inventory number
Antiquities Trade May 19, 2004 None
Bibliography
Reference Page/Column Reference (number) Plate / Figure Comment
Auction CNG 2004 None 2027 None None
Killen 2016 134 20 pl. 13/13 None
VARIA
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