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ARCHAEOLOGICAL DESCRIPTION OF THE WEIGHT
Authority
Mint
Tomis
Denomination
3 Uncias
Material
Lead
Manufacture
Cast
Shape
Square
Length
3.90 cm
Width
4.00 cm
Height
- cm
Metrology
Mass (g) Mass (grain) Date of measurement Reference fragmented cleaned reference weight
76.97 - - Auction CNG 2017 No No No
76.97 - - Auction Gorny & Mosch 2008, 2009 No No Yes
Iconography
Symbol Technique Direction Position Number Synecdoche
Wear
Corrosion
Handle
No
Suspension hole
No
Recarved mould
No
Recarved weight
No
Intentionally destroyed
No
Archaeological description
Auction Gorny and Mosch 2008 and 2009: Bleigewicht. 2 Unciae 2. - 3. Jh. n. Chr. Tomis. 76,97g. 4 × 3,9cm. Quadratische Platte mit spitz profilierten Rändern. In der vertieften Feldern erhabene Buchstaben. Vs.: ΤΡΙ/ΟΥΛ/ΚΙΝ. Rs.: ΙΤΑ/ΛΙ/ΚΟΝ. Vgl. [Weiss 2005], 437 Abb. 3 (Diounkion). Braune Patina, eine Ecke teilweise abgeplatzt, ss-vz.
Auction CNG 2017: PB Three ounce weight. Thrace, circa 2nd-3rd centuries AD. TPI/OVN/KIN within linear square border / ITA/ΛI/KON in three lines with linear square border (39×38mm, 76.97g). Rochesnard p. 44/1. VF, some minor chips and scrapes.
Autopsy
No
INSCRIPTION
Language Technique Legend type
Greek Relief Denomination, Standard
Fac simile

ΤΡΙ
ΟΥΝ
ΚΙΝ

ΙΤΑ
Λ  Ι
ΚΟΝ

Edition
Τρι|οῦν|κιν || ἰτα|λ–ι|κόν.
Monogram
ARCHAEOLOGICAL CONTEXT
Findspot (region)
Findspot (site)
context
CIRCUMSTANCES OF ACQUISITION
Region
City
Date of first acquisition
Oct. 12, 2008
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 17, 2017 None
Private Collection #20170517 None None
Private Collection #20081012 None None
Bibliography
Reference Page/Column Reference (number) Plate / Figure Comment
Auction Gorny & Mosch 2008a None 493 None None
Auction Gorny & Mosch 2009a None 347 None None
Auction CNG 2017b None 913 None None
VARIA
Additional comment
For the identification of Tomis as the mint, see Weiß 2005, p. 413–417; Avram 2012–15, nos. P46–P49.
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