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ARCHAEOLOGICAL DESCRIPTION OF THE WEIGHT
Authority
Mint
Byzantium
Denomination
1 Mina
Material
Copper alloy (bronze or brass)
Manufacture
Cast
Shape
Square
Length
5.60 cm
Width
5.50 cm
Height
1.70 cm
Metrology
Mass (g) Mass (grain) Date of measurement Reference fragmented cleaned reference weight
422.55 - - Auction Hirsch 1909 No No No
422.55 - - Weiß 2008 No No Yes
Iconography
Symbol Technique Direction Position Number Synecdoche
Dolphin Relief RIGHT Leaping
Wear
Corrosion
Handle
No
Suspension hole
No
Recarved mould
No
Recarved weight
No
Intentionally destroyed
No
Archaeological description
Weiß 2008: Mna. Delphin nach r., darüber ΠΥ. 5,5 × 5,6 × 1,7 cm; 422,55 g. Staatliche Münzsammlung München, ohne Inv. Nr. Ex Slg. Weber, Auktionskat. Hirsch (München) 1908, 3439 (richtig Byzantion zugewiesen) und Vente Hoffmann, Paris 1889, Nr. 73. 1989 aufgenommen, 2007 ergänzende Mitteilungen durch K. Ehling. Βυ(ζαντίων).
Auction Hirsch 1909: Quadratisches Bronzestück, oben im Relief ein Delphin n. r., darüber ΠΥ. Fehlt Pernice. Aus Byzantium in Thracien. Mm. 54/54. gr. 422,55. Treffl. Pat. sehr schön u. sehr selten.
Autopsy
No
INSCRIPTION
Language Technique Legend type
Greek Relief Mint
Fac simile

ΠΥ

Edition
Βυ(ζαντίων).
Monogram
ARCHAEOLOGICAL CONTEXT
Findspot (region)
Findspot (site)
context
CIRCUMSTANCES OF ACQUISITION
Region
City
Date of first acquisition
Dec. 31, 1889
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
Bavarian Coin Cabinet (Munich) Dec. 31, 1989 [without inv.no.]
Weber Collection None None
Bibliography
Reference Page/Column Reference (number) Plate / Figure Comment
Auction Hoffmann 1889 None 73 None (non vidi)
Auction Hirsch 1909 248 3439 None (attributed to Byzantion)
Weiß 2008 710–712 1.1 pl. 85 / Byzantion 1 None
Tekin 2016a 66–68, 185 1 None None
Killen 2017a 194 Byz b 1 pl. 15/2 None
VARIA
Additional comment
Auction Hirsch 1909: Bronzestück. Killen 2017: Blei.
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