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ARCHAEOLOGICAL DESCRIPTION OF THE WEIGHT
Authority
Mint
Callatis
Denomination
1/2 Mina
Material
Lead
Manufacture
Cast
Shape
Disc or similar (ellipse, etc.)
Length
7.10 cm
Width
7.10 cm
Height
0.60 cm
Metrology
Mass (g) Mass (grain) Date of measurement Reference fragmented cleaned reference weight
228.00 - - Auction Solidus 2018 No No No
228.90 - - Tekin 2019 No No Yes
Iconography
Symbol Technique Direction Position Number Synecdoche
Bunch of grapes Countermarked
Bow Relief
Club Relief
Wear
Corrosion
Handle
No
Suspension hole
No
Recarved mould
No
Recarved weight
No
Intentionally destroyed
No
Archaeological description
Tekin 2019: Lead balance weight, Callatis? Hellenistic period. Depicted with bow and club of Heracles, ΔΑ-ΗΜΙ. Half-mna, 228.9 g, 71×6 mm. İzak Eskinazi Collection.
Auction Solidus 2018: Griechische Marktgewichte. 1/2 Mina (Blei). 1. Jhdt. v. Chr. - 2. Jhdt. n. Chr. Kallatis in Moesia Inferior. Vs: Delta Alpha. Keule mit Griff nach rechts liegend, darüber Bogen, darunter HMI und Löwenkopf (?); Gegenstempel: Weintraube. Rs: Blank. 72 mm. 228,0 g. Vgl. Gorny & Mosch, Auktin 122 (2003), Nr. 2424 (1 Mina). Sehr selten. Kratzer, sehr schön.
Autopsy
No
INSCRIPTION
Language Technique Legend type
Greek Relief Denomination, Mint
Fac simile

ΔΑ
ΗΜΙ

Edition
Δα(μόσιον) | ἡμι(μναῖον).
Monogram
ARCHAEOLOGICAL CONTEXT
Findspot (region)
Findspot (site)
context
CIRCUMSTANCES OF ACQUISITION
Region
City
Date of first acquisition
Jan. 13, 2018
circumstances
Antiquities trade.
DATING OF THE WEIGHT
Curatorial Section
GREEK
Time frame
FROM -400 TO -1
Comments on Chronology
COLLECTION HISTORY
Collection
Name Date of acquisition Inventory number
Eskinazi Collection None None
Bibliography
Reference Page/Column Reference (number) Plate / Figure Comment
Auction Solidus 2018a None 789 None None
Tekin 2019 67 46 None None
VARIA
Additional comment
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