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ARCHAEOLOGICAL DESCRIPTION OF THE WEIGHT
Authority
Mint
South Syrian or Phoenician mint
Denomination
1/2 Mina
Material
Lead
Manufacture
Cast
Shape
Square
Length
6.20 cm
Width
6.80 cm
Height
- cm
Metrology
Mass (g) Mass (grain) Date of measurement Reference fragmented cleaned reference weight
127.32 - - Auction Nomos 2015 No No No
267.50 - - Auction CNG 2009 No No Yes
Iconography
Symbol Technique Direction Position Number Synecdoche
Ear of wheat Relief
Palm Relief
Pileus Relief Two
Lattice pattern Relief
Wear
Corrosion
Handle
No
Suspension hole
No
Recarved mould
No
Recarved weight
No
Intentionally destroyed
No
Archaeological description
Auction CNG 2009: Lead hemimina. Greek, dated Year 105 of the Seleukid Era (208/7 BC). L HEz(ligate) EP/ HMIM/NAION in three lines, each line divided by horizontal bar; below, barley grain between pilei surmounted by stars; all within linear square border / Lattice pattern. VF, brown and gray patina, a few dings. Weight: 267.50 g. VF condition, brown and gray patina, a few dings in the surface.
Auction Nomos 2015: Syro-Palestinian area. 45/4 BC. Weight of 1/2 Mina (Lead, 62×68mm, 127.32 g), S.E. 268. L ΗΞΡ [x]Ρ/ΗΜΙ Μ/ΝΑΙΟΝ Inscription of three lines, each within a rectangular linear frame; below, within a separate rectangle, palm branch between the two caps of the dioscouri; all within a rectangular tablet within high, beveled borders. Rev. Lattice-work pattern. Apparently unpublished , but see lot 129, above, for the basic shape and type. An interesting example with a greyish tan patina as found. Very fine.
Autopsy
Yes
INSCRIPTION
Language Technique Legend type
Greek Relief Date, Denomination
Fac simile

L ΗΞ  Ρ
ΗΜΙΜ
ΝΑΙΟΝ

Edition
(Ἔτους) ηξ̣ρ´. | Ἡμιμ|ναῖον.
Monogram
ARCHAEOLOGICAL CONTEXT
Findspot (region)
Findspot (site)
context
CIRCUMSTANCES OF ACQUISITION
Region
City
Date of first acquisition
May 20, 2009
circumstances
Antiquities trade.
DATING OF THE WEIGHT
Curatorial Section
GREEK
Time frame
FROM -145 TO -144
Comments on Chronology
S.E. 168 = 145/144 BCE.
COLLECTION HISTORY
Collection
Name Date of acquisition Inventory number
Antiquities Trade Oct. 9, 2015 None
Bibliography
Reference Page/Column Reference (number) Plate / Figure Comment
Auction CNG 2009a None 1451 None None
Auction Nomos 2015 None 132 None None
VARIA
Additional comment
Mint: maybe Tyre? See the pilei and the lattice pattern, and compare with https://pondera.uclouvain.be/artifact/12073/ and https://pondera.uclouvain.be/artifact/13127/
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