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ARCHAEOLOGICAL DESCRIPTION OF THE WEIGHT
Authority
Mint
Denomination
Material
Lead
Manufacture
Cast
Shape
Rectangle
Length
3.50 cm
Width
6.90 cm
Height
1.00 cm
Metrology
Mass (g) Mass (grain) Date of measurement Reference fragmented cleaned reference weight
192.45 - - Auction CNG 2020 No No Yes
Iconography
Symbol Technique Direction Position Number Synecdoche
Zigzag pattern Relief
Dot Relief Four
Rosette Relief
Wear
Corrosion
Handle
Yes
Suspension hole
Yes
Recarved mould
No
Recarved weight
No
Intentionally destroyed
No
Archaeological description
Auction CNG 2020: EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN/AEGEAN. Late Hellenistic to Roman Imperial Period. Cast PB Half Libra Steelyard Weight (35×69×10mm, 192.45 g, 12h). Heavy Libra standard. Six-petalled flower within circular linear border; pellet in each quarter; above (separated by line, uncertain inscription ([...]PI/И) in three lines / Blank, but for casting sprue. Edge: zig-zag pattern. CPAI –; cf. Qedar, Gewichte 4076; Hendin, Ancient –. Tan and gray patina. VF. Overall height and weight include suspension loop originally cast into weight. From the S.M. Collection.
Autopsy
No
INSCRIPTION
Language Technique Legend type
Greek Relief Unidentified
Fac simile

...
PI
И

Edition
[...]|ΡΙ|Ν
Monogram
ARCHAEOLOGICAL CONTEXT
Findspot (region)
Findspot (site)
context
CIRCUMSTANCES OF ACQUISITION
Region
City
Date of first acquisition
Sept. 9, 2020
circumstances
Antiquities trade.
DATING OF THE WEIGHT
Curatorial Section
GREEK , ROMAN
Time frame
FROM -100 TO 250
Comments on Chronology
COLLECTION HISTORY
Collection
Name Date of acquisition Inventory number
Antiquities Trade Sept. 9, 2020 None
Moussaieff Collection None None
Bibliography
Reference Page/Column Reference (number) Plate / Figure Comment
Auction CNG 2020c None 290 None None
VARIA
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