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ARCHAEOLOGICAL DESCRIPTION OF THE WEIGHT
Authority
Manes, agoranomos
Mint
Denomination
Material
Copper alloy (bronze or brass)
Manufacture
Cast
Shape
Square
Length
10.40 cm
Width
10.20 cm
Height
- cm
Metrology
Mass (g) Mass (grain) Date of measurement Reference fragmented cleaned reference weight
2700.00 - - Auction Gorny & Mosch 2008 No No Yes
Iconography
Symbol Technique Direction Position Number Synecdoche
Wear
Corrosion
Handle
No
Suspension hole
No
Recarved mould
No
Recarved weight
No
Intentionally destroyed
No
Archaeological description
Auction Gorny and Mosch 2008: Bronzegewicht. AE 3 Minae 1. Jh. v. Chr. - 2. Jh. n. Chr. ca. 2700g. 10,4 × 10,2cm. Hohe, quadratische Platte mit leicht konkaven Seiten u. Relief. Vs.: ΜΑΝΗΣ / ΑΓΟΡΑΝΟ/ΜΗΣ ΑΣΤΑΣ ΤΑ / ΘΜΙΑ / Ι. Die Rs. ist unverziert.
Dunkelgrüne Patina, Sinterreste, mehrere antike Reparaturen, vz
Autopsy
No
INSCRIPTION
Language Technique Legend type
Greek Relief Authority, Other, Unidentified
Fac simile

ΜΑΝΗΣ
ΑΓΟΡΑΝΟ
ΜΗΣΑΣ
ΤΑΣΤΑ

ΘΜΙΑ  Ι

Edition
Μάνης | ἀγορανο|μήσας | τὰ στά|θμια Ι.
Monogram
Countermark type
Countermark
ARCHAEOLOGICAL CONTEXT
Findspot (region)
Findspot (site)
context
CIRCUMSTANCES OF ACQUISITION
Region
City
Date of first acquisition
Oct. 12, 2008
circumstances
Antiquities trade.
DATING OF THE WEIGHT
Curatorial Section
GREEK , ROMAN
Time frame
FROM -100 TO 200
Comments on Chronology
COLLECTION HISTORY
Collection
Name Date of acquisition Inventory number
Antiquities Trade Oct. 12, 2008 None
Private Collection #20081012 None None
Bibliography
Reference Page/Column Reference (number) Plate / Figure Comment
Auction Gorny & Mosch 2008a None 460 None None
VARIA
Additional comment
See IG V, 2, 125 (early 2nd century CE):
Πό(πλιος) Μέμμιος Ἀγαθοκλῆς ἀγορανομήσας ἀνέθηκεν ἐ̣[κ τῶν ἰδί?]-
ων τὸν οἶκον καὶ τὰ ἐν αὐτῷ σταθμὰ χαλκᾶ ‹ σ[ῦν]
καὶ ἔλαφον ‹ λι(τρῶν) ‹ ν´ ‹ Ἀταλάντην ‹ λι(τρῶν) κεʹ ‹ ἀστράγαλον [λί(τρας) α´?]
ἄλλον ‹ λί(τρας) ‹ α´ ‹ οὐν(κιῶν) ‹ θ´ ‹ ἄλλον ‹ λι(τρῶν) ‹ β´ ‹ ἄλλον ‹ λι(τρῶν) [‹] δ̣´ [‹] Ἔρωτα [‹ – –].
“The former agoranomos Pu(blius) Memmius Agathocles dedicated [on his own expenses?] the premises and the bronze weights that are inside: a boar and a deer, 50 libras; an Atalanta, 25 libras; an astragalus, [1 libra?]; another astragalus, 1 libra 9 uncias; another astragalus, 2 libras; another astragalus, 4 libras; an Eros, [– – –].”
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