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ARCHAEOLOGICAL DESCRIPTION OF THE WEIGHT
Authority
Mint
Denomination
Material
Copper alloy (bronze or brass)
Manufacture
Cast
Shape
Human bust or head
Length
6.70 cm
Width
6.70 cm
Height
9.70 cm
Metrology
Mass (g) Mass (grain) Date of measurement Reference fragmented cleaned reference weight
890.40 - Feb. 18, 2019 Autopsy Louise Willocx (measurement taken with the rod for the base glued to the object) No No Yes
Iconography
Symbol Technique Direction Position Number Synecdoche
Athena Shaped Bust
Wear
Corrosion
Handle
Yes
Suspension hole
Yes
Recarved mould
No
Recarved weight
No
Intentionally destroyed
No
Archaeological description
Autoptic examination: Bronze weight, bust (Athena) shape, hollowed, spade for plinth.
Autopsy
Yes
INSCRIPTION
Language Technique Legend type
Fac simile
Edition
Monogram
ARCHAEOLOGICAL CONTEXT
Findspot (region)
Greece: Argolis
Findspot (site)
Mycenae / Karvathy
context
Around Karvathy (Greece).
CIRCUMSTANCES OF ACQUISITION
Region
City
Date of first acquisition
Dec. 31, 1874
circumstances
Donated by É. de Meester de Ravestein to the MRAH in 1874.
DATING OF THE WEIGHT
Curatorial Section
ROMAN
Time frame
FROM 1 TO 300
Comments on Chronology
COLLECTION HISTORY
Collection
Name Date of acquisition Inventory number
Royal Museums of Art and History (Brussels) Dec. 31, 1874 R 1085
Meester de Ravestein Collection None None
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