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ARCHAEOLOGICAL DESCRIPTION OF THE WEIGHT
Authority
Mint
Tyre
Denomination
Material
Lead
Manufacture
Cast
Shape
Square
Length
3.00 cm
Width
2.90 cm
Height
0.60 cm
Metrology
Mass (g) Mass (grain) Date of measurement Reference fragmented cleaned reference weight
56.40 - - Auction CNG 2020 No No Yes
Iconography
Symbol Technique Direction Position Number Synecdoche
Sign of Tanit Relief
Lattice pattern Relief
Egg and dart pattern Relief
Wear
Corrosion
Handle
Yes
Suspension hole
No
Recarved mould
Yes
Recarved weight
No
Intentionally destroyed
No
Archaeological description
Auction CNG 2020: PHOENICIA, Tyre. Hellenistic Period. Cast PB Quarter Libra Steelyard Weight (30×29×6mm, 56.40 g, 12h). Dated issue. Dated year 12 (115/4 BC). L BI on raised surface; all within egg-and-dart frame / Tanit symbol over field of net pattern. E&E, Poids 401. Gray patina, earthen deposits. VF. Original suspension loop cast into weight broken off in antiquity. From the S.M. Collection.
Autopsy
No
INSCRIPTION
Language Technique Legend type
Greek Relief Date
Fac simile

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Edition
(Ἔτους) βι´.
Monogram
ARCHAEOLOGICAL CONTEXT
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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 -115 TO -114
Comments on Chronology
Finkielzstejn 2015: Year 12 of the Era of the Freedom of Tyre = 115/114 BCE rather than Year 12 of the era of the People of Tyre = 264/263 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 295 None None
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