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ARCHAEOLOGICAL DESCRIPTION OF THE WEIGHT
Authority
Mentor, agoranomos (Berytos)
Mint
Berytos
Denomination
1 Mina
Material
Lead
Manufacture
Cast
Shape
Square
Length
7.70 cm
Width
9.60 cm
Height
1.20 cm
Metrology
Mass (g) Mass (grain) Date of measurement Reference fragmented cleaned reference weight
631.95 - - Auction CNG 2020 No No Yes
Iconography
Symbol Technique Direction Position Number Synecdoche
Lattice pattern Relief
Egg and dart pattern Relief
Trident Relief UP
Dolphin Relief UP
Wear
Corrosion
Handle
Yes
Suspension hole
Yes
Recarved mould
No
Recarved weight
No
Intentionally destroyed
No
Archaeological description
Auction CNG 2020: PHOENICIA, Berytus. Late Hellenistic Period. Cast PB Steelyard Weight (77×96×12mm, 631.95 g, 12h). Dated issue. Dated year [...]41. Dolphin-entwined trident, traces of Greek letters signifying date and magistrate; all within quadrate frame / Blank. Cf. Rochesnard II, p. 62; E&E, Poids –; Hendin, Ancient –. Gray and brown patina, scuffs and scrapes, slightly bent. Near 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 Authority, Date
Fac simile

L    Α
Α     .
Μ  ΕΝ
ΤΟ  ΡΟΣ

Edition
(Ἔτους) Α|Α–.´? | Μ–έν|το–ρος.

App. crit. 1–2: α‹λ›–[ρ]´?
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ARCHAEOLOGICAL CONTEXT
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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
Time frame
FROM -300 TO -100
Comments on Chronology
SE [1]‹3›1? = 182/181 BCE?
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 291 None None
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