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ARCHAEOLOGICAL DESCRIPTION OF THE WEIGHT
Authority
Mint
Denomination
8 Drachmas
Material
Lead
Manufacture
Cast
Shape
Square
Length
3.20 cm
Width
3.20 cm
Height
- cm
Metrology
Mass (g) Mass (grain) Date of measurement Reference fragmented cleaned reference weight
28.90 - - Auction Kölner Münzkabinett 1991, 1996 No No No
28.80 - - Auction Elsen 2012 No No Yes
Iconography
Symbol Technique Direction Position Number Synecdoche
Wear
Corrosion
Handle
Yes
Suspension hole
Yes
Recarved mould
No
Recarved weight
No
Intentionally destroyed
No
Archaeological description
Auction Elsen 2012: Poids en plomb de huit drachmes (once), Méditerranée orientale sous occupation romaine, 1er s. av.-2e s. après J.-C. H (8) dans un carré linéaire entouré de stries, le tout dans un encadrement surélevé. Uniface, avec une anse, 32 × 32 mm, 28,80 g. Rare.
Auction Kölner Münzkabinett 1991: 8 Drachmen, ca. 2. Jh. v.-1. Jh. n. Chr., fast quadr. Gewicht mit Trageöse, Η in quadr. verziertem Feld mit erhöhten Kanten, 35×34 mm, 28,9 g, helle Bleipatina, sehr schön.
Autopsy
No
INSCRIPTION
Language Technique Legend type
Greek Relief Denomination
Fac simile

Η

Edition
η´.
Monogram
ARCHAEOLOGICAL CONTEXT
Findspot (region)
Findspot (site)
context
CIRCUMSTANCES OF ACQUISITION
Region
City
Date of first acquisition
March 20, 1991
circumstances
Antiquities trade.
DATING OF THE WEIGHT
Curatorial Section
GREEK
Time frame
FROM -100 TO 250
Comments on Chronology
COLLECTION HISTORY
Collection
Name Date of acquisition Inventory number
Antiquities Trade June 16, 2012 None
Bibliography
Reference Page/Column Reference (number) Plate / Figure Comment
Auction Kölner Münzkabinett 1991 59 118 None None
Auction Kölner Münzkabinett 1996 194–195 1912 None None
Auction Elsen 2012 44, 159 611 None None
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