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ARCHAEOLOGICAL DESCRIPTION OF THE WEIGHT
Authority
Mint
Tyre
Denomination
Material
Lead
Manufacture
Cast
Shape
Square
Length
3.90 cm
Width
3.80 cm
Height
0.70 cm
Metrology
Mass (g) Mass (grain) Date of measurement Reference fragmented cleaned reference weight
100.40 - - Auction CNG 2020 No No Yes
Iconography
Symbol Technique Direction Position Number Synecdoche
Club Relief
Sign of Tanit Relief
Lattice pattern Relief
Egg and dart pattern Relief
Wear
Corrosion
Handle
Yes
Suspension hole
Yes
Recarved mould
No
Recarved weight
No
Intentionally destroyed
No
Archaeological description
Auction CNG 2020: PHOENICIA, Tyre. Late Hellenistic Period. Cast PB Half Libra Steelyard Weight (39×38×7mm, 100.40 g, 12h). Undated issue. Club within egg-and-dart frame; uncertain symbol to left / [Tanit symbol over field of net pattern?]. E&E, Poids 344 var. (club with wings; Wollf and Finkielsztejn Fig 2. Gray patina, earthen deposits. Near VF. Suspension loop (since removed) originally cast into weight. From the S.M. Collection.
Autopsy
No
INSCRIPTION
Language Technique Legend type
Greek Relief Illegible
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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
Time frame
FROM -300 TO -1
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 297 None None
VARIA
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