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ARCHAEOLOGICAL DESCRIPTION OF THE WEIGHT
Authority
Mint
Tyre
Denomination
Material
Lead
Manufacture
Cast
Shape
Square
Length
3.30 cm
Width
3.70 cm
Height
0.70 cm
Metrology
Mass (g) Mass (grain) Date of measurement Reference fragmented cleaned reference weight
52.20 - - Auction Archaeological Center 2015 No No Yes
Iconography
Symbol Technique Direction Position Number Synecdoche
Palm
Sign of Tanit
Lattice pattern
Club
Wear
Corrosion
Handle
Yes
Suspension hole
No
Recarved mould
No
Recarved weight
No
Intentionally destroyed
No
Archaeological description
Auction Archaeological Center 2015: A Phoenician Lead Weight From Tyre. Hellenistic Period, 3rd-2nd century BC. Depicting a club flanked by a standing figure? and a palm branch. On the back there is the emblem of Tanit on net background. In fair condition. 37×33×7 mm, 52.2 gr. Ex Lionel Holland collection, Hedera
Autopsy
No
INSCRIPTION
Language Technique Legend type
Greek Relief Date
Fac simile

(illegible letters)

Edition
(illegible letters)
Monogram
Countermark type
Countermark
ARCHAEOLOGICAL CONTEXT
Findspot (region)
Findspot (site)
context
CIRCUMSTANCES OF ACQUISITION
Region
City
Date of first acquisition
circumstances
DATING OF THE WEIGHT
Curatorial Section
GREEK
Time frame
Comments on Chronology
COLLECTION HISTORY
Collection
Name Date of acquisition Inventory number
Antiquities Trade April 7, 2015 None
Holland Collection None None
Bibliography
Reference Page/Column Reference (number) Plate / Figure Comment
Auction Archaeological Center 2015 None 158 None None
VARIA
Additional comment
The inscription could be a date, as for other weights of the same series.
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