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ARCHAEOLOGICAL DESCRIPTION OF THE WEIGHT
Authority
Mint
Tomis
Denomination
4 Libras = 4 Litras
Material
Lead
Manufacture
Cast
Shape
Square
Length
12.50 cm
Width
12.50 cm
Height
- cm
Metrology
Mass (g) Mass (grain) Date of measurement Reference fragmented cleaned reference weight
1223.00 - - Auction CNG 2017 No No No
1223.00 - - Auction Gorny & Mosch 2003, 2008, 2009 No No Yes
Iconography
Symbol Technique Direction Position Number Synecdoche
Cantharus Relief
Ship / Galley Relief RIGHT
Wear
Corrosion
Handle
No
Suspension hole
No
Recarved mould
No
Recarved weight
No
Intentionally destroyed
No
Archaeological description
Auction Gorny and Mosch 2003: Bleigewicht. Kallatis(?). Tetraleitron 1. Jh. v. Chr. - 2. Jh. n. Chr. Donaulande. 1223 g, ca. 12,5 × 12,5 cm. Quadratische Bleiplatte mit erhöhtem Rand. S.A. TETRA/LE[...]N, Schiff mit geblähten Segeln mit Rautenmuster und Ruderer n. r. S. B: DIKAI / O[..]IL - LTI / N / O - N, Kantharos. Beige Tönung, Kratzer am Rand, ss. Vgl. C. Moisil, Studii si cercetari de Numimatica I, 1957, Taf.VI 1.
Auction Gorny and Mosch 2008 and 2009: Bleigewicht. 4 Librae (Tetralitron) 2. - 3. Jh. n. Chr. Tomis. 1223g. 12,5 × 12,5cm. Quadratische Platte mit spitz profilierten Rändern. In der vertieften Feldern erhabene Buchstaben. Vs.: Schiff n. r., darüber u. darunter TETPA/ ΛΕΙΤΡΟΝ. Rs.: Kantharos, darüber ΔΙΚΑΙ, seitlich des Kantharos O-N, ebenfalls darüber retr. ΙΤΑ−ΛΙΚΟ. Graue Patina, ss. Publiziert: [Weiß 2005], 414; 439 Abb. 5. Ex Gorny & Mosch 122, 2003, 2423.
Auction CNG 2017: Moesia Inferior, Tomis. 2nd-3rd centuries AD. PB 4 Librae – Tetralitron Weight (125×127mm, 1223g, 12h). Galley left; TETPA above, ΛE[ITPO]N below / Cantharus; ΔIKAI above, ON in exergue; retrograde ΛIKO to left, retrograde ITA to right. [Weiß 2005], p. 414 and Fig. 5 (this weight); Rochesnard, –; Tekin –. VF, brown and gray patina, earthen encrustation. Ex Gorny & Mosch 175 (9 March 2009), lot 338; Gorny & Mosch 122 (10 March 2003), lot 2423.
Avram 2015: Collection privée non indiquée. Provenance : inconnue, très probablement région de Constanţa. Poids de plomb de forme carrée. Tétralitron. L côté = 0,125 m. Poids : 1223,00 g (– 86,80 g par rapport à l’unité étalon).
Autopsy
No
INSCRIPTION
Language Technique Legend type
Greek Relief Denomination, Other, Standard
Fac simile
Edition
→ Τετρά|λε[ιτρο]ν || δίκαι|ο–ν | ← ἰτα–λικό|ν.
Monogram
ARCHAEOLOGICAL CONTEXT
Findspot (region)
Findspot (site)
context
CIRCUMSTANCES OF ACQUISITION
Region
City
Date of first acquisition
March 10, 2003
circumstances
Antiquities trade.
DATING OF THE WEIGHT
Curatorial Section
GREEK , ROMAN
Time frame
FROM 1 TO 200
Comments on Chronology
COLLECTION HISTORY
Collection
Name Date of acquisition Inventory number
Antiquities Trade May 10, 2017 None
Private Collection #20170517 None None
Private Collection #20081012 None None
Bibliography
Reference Page/Column Reference (number) Plate / Figure Comment
Auction Gorny & Mosch 2003a None 2423 None None
Weiß 2005 414, 439 None fig. 5 None
Auction Gorny & Mosch 2008a None 478 None None
Auction Gorny & Mosch 2009a None 338 None None
Avram 2012–15 185 P31 fig. None
Auction CNG 2017a None 569 None None
SEG 53 None 731 None (non vidi)
VARIA
Additional comment
Avram 2015: Le mot δίκαι-ον segmenté par l’intercalation du mot Ἰταλικό ν.
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