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ARCHAEOLOGICAL DESCRIPTION OF THE WEIGHT
Authority
Mint
Lysimachia
Denomination
1 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
475.00 - - Tekin 2016a No No Yes
Iconography
Symbol Technique Direction Position Number Synecdoche
Lion Relief RIGHT Leaping
Wear
Corrosion
Handle
No
Suspension hole
No
Recarved mould
No
Recarved weight
No
Intentionally destroyed
No
Archaeological description
Tekin 2016a: Pb, 475 g. Lion. Λ–[Υ]–Σ–[Ι]. Private coll. Some part is missing on right edge and corners; so its original mass may be over 480 g. The Δ below the belly of lion is not a unit mark but stands for demosion. I thank Mr. S. Kofopoulos who drew my attention to this piece.
Autopsy
No
INSCRIPTION
Language Technique Legend type
Greek Relief Denomination, Mint
Fac simile

Λ      

Σ  Δ  

Edition
Λ–[υ]|σ–[ι](μαχέων) μ̣(νᾶ).
Monogram
ARCHAEOLOGICAL CONTEXT
Findspot (region)
Findspot (site)
context
CIRCUMSTANCES OF ACQUISITION
Region
City
Date of first acquisition
circumstances
DATING OF THE WEIGHT
Curatorial Section
GREEK
Time frame
FROM -309 TO -144
Comments on Chronology
Tekin 2014d : The last decade of the 4th century B.C. is the terminus post quem for the earliest Lysimachean weights since the city was founded in about 309 B.C. The deadline for the Lysimachean weights is about mid-2nd century B.C. when Lysimachea was destroyed by the Thracians. But, even though the attacks of the Thracians destroyed the city dramatically, one may think that the city continued its presence for a while; at least the commercial life was not halted entirely. Consequently, it is possible that the Lysimachean weights may have continued to be produced or used in the second half of the 2nd century B.C.
COLLECTION HISTORY
Collection
Name Date of acquisition Inventory number
Unidentified Private Collections None None
Bibliography
Reference Page/Column Reference (number) Plate / Figure Comment
Tekin 2016a 60–65, 181–184 12 pl. 9/61 None
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