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ARCHAEOLOGICAL DESCRIPTION OF THE WEIGHT
Authority
Mint
South Syrian or Phoenician mint
Denomination
1/4 Mina
Material
Lead
Manufacture
Cast
Shape
Square
Length
5.60 cm
Width
5.20 cm
Height
- cm
Metrology
Mass (g) Mass (grain) Date of measurement Reference fragmented cleaned reference weight
120.10 - - Auction CNG 2012 No No Yes
Iconography
Symbol Technique Direction Position Number Synecdoche
Lattice pattern Relief
Wear
Corrosion
Handle
No
Suspension hole
No
Recarved mould
No
Recarved weight
No
Intentionally destroyed
No
Archaeological description
Auction CNG 2012: Lead weight of 1/4 libra. Greco-Roman, circa 1st century BC-1st century AD. Front face with TETA/PTON in two lines within shallow rectangular frame; edges raised and beveled Bottom with a lattice pattern. Dimensions: 52x56mm; weight: 120.10 g. Intact but with surface damage as typical for such weights.
Autopsy
Yes
INSCRIPTION
Language Technique Legend type
Greek Relief Denomination
Fac simile

ΤΕΤΑ
ΡΤΟΝ

Edition
Τέτα|ρτον.
Monogram
ARCHAEOLOGICAL CONTEXT
Findspot (region)
Findspot (site)
context
CIRCUMSTANCES OF ACQUISITION
Region
City
Date of first acquisition
July 11, 2012
circumstances
Antiquities trade.
DATING OF THE WEIGHT
Curatorial Section
GREEK
Time frame
FROM -250 TO -1
Comments on Chronology
COLLECTION HISTORY
Collection
Name Date of acquisition Inventory number
Antiquities Trade July 11, 2012 None
Bibliography
Reference Page/Column Reference (number) Plate / Figure Comment
Auction CNG 2012b None 597 None None
VARIA
Additional comment
Mint: maybe Tyre? See the lattice pattern, and compare with https://pondera.uclouvain.be/artifact/12073/ and https://pondera.uclouvain.be/artifact/13128/
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