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ARCHAEOLOGICAL DESCRIPTION OF THE WEIGHT
Authority
Mint
Tomis
Denomination
1 Libra = 1 Litra
Material
Lead
Manufacture
Cast
Shape
Square
Length
7.00 cm
Width
7.00 cm
Height
- cm
Metrology
Mass (g) Mass (grain) Date of measurement Reference fragmented cleaned reference weight
317.00 - - Moisil 1957 No No No
316.10 - - Avram 2012–15 No No Yes
Iconography
Symbol Technique Direction Position Number Synecdoche
Vase Relief
Griffin Relief LEFT Seated
Wear
Corrosion
Handle
No
Suspension hole
No
Recarved mould
No
Recarved weight
No
Intentionally destroyed
No
Archaeological description
Avram 2012–15: CNA, inv. PV 30 (11/31) (ancienne collection Mihail C. Sutzu). Provenance: Constanţa. Poids de plomb de forme carrée, à bords hauts, assez bien conservé. Livre (λίτρα). L côté = 0,070 m. Poids: 316,10 g (– 11,35 g par rapport à l’unité étalon).
Autopsy
No
INSCRIPTION
Language Technique Legend type
Greek Relief Denomination, Other
Fac simile

ΛΙΤΡ
Α

ΔΙΚ
ΑΙΟΝ

Edition
Λίτρ|α. || Δίκ|αιον.
Monogram
ARCHAEOLOGICAL CONTEXT
Findspot (region)
Romania: Constanța
Findspot (site)
Constanța [Tomis]
context
CIRCUMSTANCES OF ACQUISITION
Region
City
Date of first acquisition
circumstances
DATING OF THE WEIGHT
Curatorial Section
GREEK , ROMAN
Time frame
FROM 1 TO 250
Comments on Chronology
COLLECTION HISTORY
Collection
Name Date of acquisition Inventory number
Soutzo Collection None None
Romanian Academy Library – Coin Cabinet (Bucharest) None PV 30 (11/31)
Bibliography
Reference Page/Column Reference (number) Plate / Figure Comment
Soutzo 1913 9 None None None
Moisil 1957 291 56 None None
Ocheşeanu 1989 93 37 None None
Avram 2012–15 206, 247 P78 fig. P78 None
VARIA
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