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ARCHAEOLOGICAL DESCRIPTION OF THE WEIGHT
Authority
Mint
Athens
Denomination
1/32 Stater , 1/16 Mina
Material
Lead
Manufacture
Cast
Shape
Disc or similar (ellipse, etc.)
Length
2.50 cm
Width
2.50 cm
Height
- cm
Metrology
Mass (g) Mass (grain) Date of measurement Reference fragmented cleaned reference weight
27.91 - - Auction Leu 2019 No No Yes
Iconography
Symbol Technique Direction Position Number Synecdoche
Helmet Relief
Athena Relief RIGHT Head
Wear
Corrosion
Handle
No
Suspension hole
No
Recarved mould
No
Recarved weight
No
Intentionally destroyed
No
Archaeological description
Auction Leu 2019: Athens. Circa 4th century BC. Weight of 1/16 Mna (?) (Lead, 25 mm, 27.91 g). Head of Athena to right, wearing crested Attic helmet decorated with three olive leaves and palmette. Rev. Blank except for large central hole. Istanbul -. Pera -. Silifke -. Extremely rare. Earthen deposits, otherwise, very fine. The weight of this interesting piece corresponds to a one-sixteenth of a Mna of 446.56 g.
Autopsy
No
INSCRIPTION
Language Technique Legend type
Fac simile
Edition
Monogram
Countermark type
Countermark
ARCHAEOLOGICAL CONTEXT
Findspot (region)
Findspot (site)
context
CIRCUMSTANCES OF ACQUISITION
Region
City
Date of first acquisition
May 25, 2019
circumstances
Antiquities trade.
DATING OF THE WEIGHT
Curatorial Section
GREEK
Time frame
FROM -400 TO -300
Comments on Chronology
COLLECTION HISTORY
Collection
Name Date of acquisition Inventory number
Antiquities Trade May 25, 2019 None
Private Collection #20190525 None None
Bibliography
Reference Page/Column Reference (number) Plate / Figure Comment
Auction Leu 2019a None 876 None None
VARIA
Additional comment
Denomination: 1/16 mina? 1/32 stater?
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