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ARCHAEOLOGICAL DESCRIPTION OF THE WEIGHT
Authority
Mint
Alexandria Troas
Denomination
1/4 Mina
Material
Lead
Manufacture
Cast
Shape
Square
Length
4.10 cm
Width
3.90 cm
Height
- cm
Metrology
Mass (g) Mass (grain) Date of measurement Reference fragmented cleaned reference weight
107.83 - - Auction Roma 2019 No No Yes
Iconography
Symbol Technique Direction Position Number Synecdoche
Circle Relief
Horse Relief RIGHT Grazing
Wear
Corrosion
Handle
No
Suspension hole
No
Recarved mould
No
Recarved weight
No
Intentionally destroyed
No
Archaeological description
Auction Roma 2019: Greek. Troas, Alexandria Troas Tetarton (1/4 Mina) PB Weight. Circa 2nd century BC. Horse grazing right; AΛE above, pellet below, T in exergue. Forien de Rochesnard II, p.55. 107.83g, 41mm x 39mm. Well preserved. From a private UK collection.
Autopsy
No
INSCRIPTION
Language Technique Legend type
Greek Relief Denomination, Mint
Fac simile

ΑΛΕ
Τ

Edition
Ἀλε(ξανδρέων) | τ(έταρτον).
Monogram
ARCHAEOLOGICAL CONTEXT
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CIRCUMSTANCES OF ACQUISITION
Region
City
Date of first acquisition
May 9, 2019
circumstances
Antiquities trade.
DATING OF THE WEIGHT
Curatorial Section
GREEK
Time frame
FROM -301 TO -12
Comments on Chronology
The weights of Alexandria Troas are dated between 301 and 12 BCE.
COLLECTION HISTORY
Collection
Name Date of acquisition Inventory number
Antiquities Trade May 9, 2019 None
Bibliography
Reference Page/Column Reference (number) Plate / Figure Comment
Auction Roma 2019 None 306 None None
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