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ARCHAEOLOGICAL DESCRIPTION OF THE WEIGHT
Authority
Mint
Chios
Denomination
5 Minas
Material
Lead
Manufacture
Cast
Shape
Square
Length
- cm
Width
- cm
Height
- cm
Metrology
Mass (g) Mass (grain) Date of measurement Reference fragmented cleaned reference weight
2954.02 - - Auction CNG 2009 No No Yes
Iconography
Symbol Technique Direction Position Number Synecdoche
Amphora Relief LEFT Lying
Sphinx Relief LEFT Seated
Wear
Corrosion
Handle
No
Suspension hole
No
Recarved mould
No
Recarved weight
No
Intentionally destroyed
No
Archaeological description
Auction CNG 2009: Chios. 4th-2nd century BC. PB 5 Minai Weight (2954.02 g). Sphinx seated to left on Chian amphora, ΠENTE above / Blank. Cf. Rochesnard II, p. 71 (for design type); cf. Gorny & Mosch 169, lot 454 (mina); otherwise unpublished. VF, off-white earthen patina, areas of striation due to material loss. Very rare.
Autopsy
No
INSCRIPTION
Language Technique Legend type
Greek Relief Denomination
Fac simile

ΠΕΝΤΕ

Edition
Πέντε.
Monogram
Countermark type
Countermark
ARCHAEOLOGICAL CONTEXT
Findspot (region)
Findspot (site)
context
CIRCUMSTANCES OF ACQUISITION
Region
City
Date of first acquisition
Sept. 16, 2009
circumstances
Antiquities trade.
DATING OF THE WEIGHT
Curatorial Section
GREEK
Time frame
FROM -400 TO -100
Comments on Chronology
COLLECTION HISTORY
Collection
Name Date of acquisition Inventory number
Antiquities Trade Sept. 16, 2009 None
Bibliography
Reference Page/Column Reference (number) Plate / Figure Comment
Auction CNG 2009c None 625 None None
VARIA
Additional comment
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