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ARCHAEOLOGICAL DESCRIPTION OF THE WEIGHT
Authority
Mint
Byzantium
Denomination
1/2 Mina
Material
Lead
Manufacture
Cast
Shape
Square
Length
- cm
Width
- cm
Height
- cm
Metrology
Mass (g) Mass (grain) Date of measurement Reference fragmented cleaned reference weight
260.00 - - Auction Hoffmann 1891 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
Autopsy
No
INSCRIPTION
Language Technique Legend type
Greek Relief Mint, Unidentified
Fac simile

BYZ   M

Edition
Βυζ(αντίων) M.
Monogram
ARCHAEOLOGICAL CONTEXT
Findspot (region)
Findspot (site)
context
CIRCUMSTANCES OF ACQUISITION
Region
City
Date of first acquisition
June 15, 1891
circumstances
Antiquities trade.
DATING OF THE WEIGHT
Curatorial Section
GREEK
Time frame
FROM -400 TO -200
Comments on Chronology
COLLECTION HISTORY
Collection
Name Date of acquisition Inventory number
Antiquities Trade June 15, 1891 None
Fould Collection None None
Bibliography
Reference Page/Column Reference (number) Plate / Figure Comment
Auction Hoffmann 1891 None 190 None (non vidi)
Michon 1907 553, n. 20 None None (attributed to Bisanthe)
Zdrojewska 1981 150 None None (non vidi)
IK Byzantion None I 53 B None (non vidi)
Weiß 2008 710–712 1.B None None
Tekin 2016a 66–68, 185 2 None None
Killen 2017a 194 Byz b 3 None None
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