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ARCHAEOLOGICAL DESCRIPTION OF THE WEIGHT
Authority
Mint
Byzantium
Denomination
2 Staters
Material
Lead
Manufacture
Cast
Shape
Square
Length
3.00 cm
Width
3.20 cm
Height
0.40 cm
Metrology
Mass (g) Mass (grain) Date of measurement Reference fragmented cleaned reference weight
32.50 - - Auction Kölner Münzkabinett 1991, 1996 No No No
32.35 - - Weiß 2008 No No Yes
Iconography
Symbol Technique Direction Position Number Synecdoche
Dolphin Relief LEFT Leaping
Wear
Corrosion
Handle
No
Suspension hole
No
Recarved mould
No
Recarved weight
No
Intentionally destroyed
No
Archaeological description
Weiß 2008: Distateron. Delphin nach l., darüber und darunter, an die vier Ecken gerückt, Π–Υ / Δ–Ι. 3,1/3,2 × 2,9/3,0 × 0,3/0,4 cm; 32,35 g. Links unten sekundär zum Aufhängen gelocht. Privatslg. Aus Auktionskat. [Kölner Münzkabinett Tyll Kroha 65, 1996], 1911 mit Abb. (ohne Verständnis der Aufschriften). - Βυ(ζαντίων) δι(στατήρον).
Auction Kölner Münzkabinett 1991: Bleigewicht, ca. 5.-3. Jh. v. Chr. 8 Drachmas (4 Statere), fast quadr. Platte, in Hochrelief Delphin n.l., oben ΠΥ, unten ΔΙ, 33×32 mm, 32,5 g, Bleipatina. Selten, sehr schön.
Autopsy
No
INSCRIPTION
Language Technique Legend type
Greek Relief Denomination, Mint
Fac simile

Π    Υ
Δ     Ι

Edition
Β–υ(ζαντίων) | δ–ι(στατήρον).
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 -300 TO -200
Comments on Chronology
COLLECTION HISTORY
Collection
Name Date of acquisition Inventory number
Antiquities Trade Nov. 12, 1996 None
Bibliography
Reference Page/Column Reference (number) Plate / Figure Comment
Auction Kölner Münzkabinett 1991 57 113 None None
Auction Kölner Münzkabinett 1996 194–195 1911 None None
Weiß 2008 710–712 1.3 pl. 85 / Byzantion 3 None
Tekin 2016a 66–68, 185 6 None None
Killen 2017a 195 Byz b 9 None None
VARIA
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