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ARCHAEOLOGICAL DESCRIPTION OF THE WEIGHT
Authority
Mint
Tomis
Denomination
4 Uncias
Material
Lead
Manufacture
Cast
Shape
Square
Length
5.20 cm
Width
5.40 cm
Height
- cm
Metrology
Mass (g) Mass (grain) Date of measurement Reference fragmented cleaned reference weight
108.00 - - Moisil 1957 No No Yes
Iconography
Symbol Technique Direction Position Number Synecdoche
Flower Relief
Cista mystica Relief
Cornucopia Relief
Wear
Corrosion
Handle
No
Suspension hole
No
Recarved mould
No
Recarved weight
No
Intentionally destroyed
No
Archaeological description
Avram 2012–15: CNA, actuellement égaré. Provenance: Constanţa. Poids de plomb de forme presque carrée, bien conservé. Triens (τετρούγκιον). L côtés = 0,052 × 0,054 m. Poids: 108,00 g (– 1,15 g par rapport à l’unité étalon).
Autopsy
No
INSCRIPTION
Language Technique Legend type
Greek Relief Denomination, Other
Fac simile

Τ      Ε
ΤΡ    Ο
Υ      Ν
Κ   ΙΟΝ

Δ       Ι
Κ      Α
Ι     ΟΝ

Edition
Τ–ε|τρ–ο|ύ–ν|κ–ιον || δ–ί|κ–α|ι–ον.
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 [currently lost]
Bibliography
Reference Page/Column Reference (number) Plate / Figure Comment
Soutzo 1913 9 None None None
Moisil 1957 291 58 pl. VIII/3 None
Ocheşeanu 1989 94 39 None None
Avram 2012–15 207 P81 fig. P81 None
VARIA
Additional comment
Ocheşeanu (1989) identifies the symbol as capricorn rather than cornucopia.
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