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ARCHAEOLOGICAL DESCRIPTION OF THE WEIGHT
Authority
Mint
Tyre
Denomination
Material
Lead
Manufacture
Cast
Shape
Square
Length
2.50 cm
Width
2.60 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
28.55 - - Auction Elsen 2012 No No Yes
Iconography
Symbol Technique Direction Position Number Synecdoche
Lattice pattern Relief
Egg and dart pattern Relief
Star Relief Two
Pileus Relief Two
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), Tripolis, 1er s.-2e s. après J.-C. Bonnets des Dioscures, les divinités protectrices de la ville, dans un encadrement orné de croissants et de globules. Le revers est quadrillé. Avec une anse, 25 × 26 mm, 28,55 g.
Auction Kölner Münzkabinett 1991: Uncia (8 Drachmen) von Tripolis, fast quadr. Bleiplatte, darauf in Relief die Dioscurenkappen (Schutzgottheiten der Stadt Tripolis) unter Sternen in Ornamentrahmen, Rs. Gittermuster, 23×24 mm + Öse, 28,9 g. Patina
Autopsy
No
INSCRIPTION
Language Technique Legend type
Fac simile
Edition
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 -250 TO -1
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 59 119 None None
Auction Kölner Münzkabinett 1996 194–195 1913 None None
Auction Elsen 2012 44, 159 612 None None
VARIA
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