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ARCHAEOLOGICAL DESCRIPTION OF THE WEIGHT
Authority
Mint
Callatis
Denomination
1/2 Mina
Material
Lead
Manufacture
Cast
Shape
Triangle
Length
8.30 cm
Width
6.90 cm
Height
- cm
Metrology
Mass (g) Mass (grain) Date of measurement Reference fragmented cleaned reference weight
228.00 - - Auction Gorny & Mosch 2003 No No No
229.00 - - Auction CNG 2017 No No Yes
229.00 - - Auction Gorny & Mosch 2008, 2009 No No No
Iconography
Symbol Technique Direction Position Number Synecdoche
Bunch of grapes Countermarked Two
Club Relief
Eight-rayed star Relief
Wear
Corrosion
Handle
No
Suspension hole
No
Recarved mould
No
Recarved weight
No
Intentionally destroyed
No
Archaeological description
Auction Gorny and Mosch 2003: Bleigewicht. Halbe Mina 1. Jh. v. - 2. Jh. n. Chr. 228g. Dreiechike Bleiplatte mit ca. 8,5cm Seitenlänge. S.A: HMI / Λ - Α, oben Stern, unten Keule. Gegenstempel mit Weinrebe. Rs. flach. Braune beige Tönung, ss
Auction Gorny and Mosch 2008 and 2009: Bleigewicht. 1/2 Mina 1. Jh. v. - 2. Jh. n. Chr. 229g. 6,9 × 8,3cm. Dreieckige Platte mit erhabenem Rand u. Relief. Vs.: Achtstrahliger Stern, darunter HMI u. Keule, r. Kontrollstempel mit Weintraube. Die Rs. ist unverziert. Vgl. Münzzentrum 32, 1978, 79 und 49, 1983, 5088. Dunkelbeige Patina, ss
Auction CNG 2017: PB Half mina weight. Eastern Roman Empire, circa 1st-2nd centuries AD. HMI with star above and club below; c/m: grape bunch within rectangular incuse / Blank (8.3x6.9mmmm, 229 g). VF. Ex Gorny & Mosch 175 (9 March 2005), lot 333.
Autopsy
No
INSCRIPTION
Language Technique Legend type
Greek Relief Denomination, Mint
Fac simile

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Edition
Ἡμι(μναῖον) | δ–α(μόσιον).
Monogram
ARCHAEOLOGICAL CONTEXT
Findspot (region)
Findspot (site)
context
CIRCUMSTANCES OF ACQUISITION
Region
City
Date of first acquisition
Oct. 13, 2003
circumstances
Antiquities trade.
DATING OF THE WEIGHT
Curatorial Section
GREEK
Time frame
FROM -400 TO -1
Comments on Chronology
COLLECTION HISTORY
Collection
Name Date of acquisition Inventory number
Antiquities Trade March 9, 2009 None
Private Collection #20081012 None None
Private Collection #20170517 None None
Bibliography
Reference Page/Column Reference (number) Plate / Figure Comment
Auction Gorny & Mosch 2003b 222 3020 None None
Auction Gorny & Mosch 2008a None 467 None None
Auction Gorny & Mosch 2009a None 333 None None
Auction CNG 2017b None 911 None None