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ARCHAEOLOGICAL DESCRIPTION OF THE WEIGHT
Authority
Hero(...), agoranomos (Istros?)
Mint
Moesian mint
Denomination
1/4 Mina
Material
Lead
Manufacture
Cast
Shape
Triangle
Length
7.00 cm
Width
7.50 cm
Height
- cm
Metrology
Mass (g) Mass (grain) Date of measurement Reference fragmented cleaned reference weight
160.70 - - Soutzo 1884 No No No
161.00 - - Soutzo 1900 No No No
161.70 - - Bormann 1891 No No Yes
Iconography
Symbol Technique Direction Position Number Synecdoche
Caduceus Relief LEFT
Petasos Relief LEFT
Hermes Relief LEFT Head
Wear
Corrosion
Handle
No
Suspension hole
Yes
Recarved mould
No
Recarved weight
No
Intentionally destroyed
No
Archaeological description
Avram 2012–15: MNA, inv. 1261/11 974. Provenance : Constanţa. Poids de plomb de forme triangulaire, plutôt mal conservé. Quart de mine (τετάρτη). L côtés = 0,070 × 0,075 m. Poids : 161,70 g (– 2,03 g par rapport à l’unité étalon).
Autopsy
No
INSCRIPTION
Language Technique Legend type
Greek Incised Mint
Greek Relief Authority, Denomination, Unidentified
Fac simile

ΤΕΗΡ°

ΙΣΤΚΙ

Edition
Τέ(ταρτον?) Ἡρο(...)? || Ἰστ‹ρ›ι(ανῶν)?
Monogram
ARCHAEOLOGICAL CONTEXT
Findspot (region)
Romania: Constanța
Findspot (site)
Constanța [Tomis]
context
Bormann 1891: Excavated in Küstendsche = Kustendje = Constanța (Tomi).
CIRCUMSTANCES OF ACQUISITION
Region
City
Date of first acquisition
circumstances
DATING OF THE WEIGHT
Curatorial Section
GREEK
Time frame
FROM -400 TO -100
Comments on Chronology
COLLECTION HISTORY
Collection
Name Date of acquisition Inventory number
Vasile Pârvan Institute of Archaeology (Bucharest) None 1261/11974
Bibliography
Reference Page/Column Reference (number) Plate / Figure Comment
Soutzo 1884 462 304 pl. III None
Bormann 1891 1–2 2 fig. 2 None
Pernice 1894 182 710 None None
Soutzo 1896 390 1 pl. X/1 None
Soutzo 1900 116–117 1 fig. 1 (attribution to Tomis)
Soutzo 1904 7 1 None None
Moisil 1957 279–280 36 pl. VI/4 (attribution to Tomis)
Avram 2012–15 173–174, 235 P12 fig. P12 (possible attribution to Tomis, or Istros)
Gramaticu 2015a 31, 42 19 pl. 8/19 (attribution to Istros)
VARIA
Additional comment
Moisil 1957: Muzeul Național de Antichități = secție a Institutului de Arheologie „Vasile Pârvan”.
Avram 2012–15: Ἡρο(–) est une contremarque de magistrat. E. Bormann se demandait jadis s’il n’était pas question d’un poids d’Héraclée du Pont, mais finissait par accepter: «es könnte auch der Marktmeister gemeint sein».
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