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ARCHAEOLOGICAL DESCRIPTION OF THE WEIGHT
Authority
Mint
Denomination
1/2 Mina
Material
Lead
Manufacture
Cast
Shape
Disc or similar (ellipse, etc.)
Length
- cm
Width
- cm
Height
- cm
Metrology
Mass (g) Mass (grain) Date of measurement Reference fragmented cleaned reference weight
283.30 - - Auction CNG 2009 No No Yes
Iconography
Symbol Technique Direction Position Number Synecdoche
Rosette Relief
Male figure Relief FACING Head
Wear
Corrosion
Handle
No
Suspension hole
No
Recarved mould
No
Recarved weight
No
Intentionally destroyed
No
Archaeological description
Auction CNG 2009: Lead hemimina. Greek, 2nd-1st centuries BC. Facing male head, with lines resembling flowing hair framing the entirety of the head, over floral pattern of four petals; symbol or letter above, I-Γ flanking, HMIMИAIИ below; all within linear circular frame / Floral pattern of six petals within linear frame of two concentric circles. Weight: 283.30 g. Good VF condition, brown and gray patina with some scattered spots of red, damage to nose of figure. A highly interesting piece.
Autopsy
No
INSCRIPTION
Language Technique Legend type
Greek Relief Date, Denomination
Fac simile

Ι               Γ
HMIMИAIИ 

Edition
ι–γ´. (?) | Ἡμιμναῖ(ο)ν.
Monogram
ARCHAEOLOGICAL CONTEXT
Findspot (region)
Findspot (site)
context
CIRCUMSTANCES OF ACQUISITION
Region
City
Date of first acquisition
May 20, 2009
circumstances
Antiquities trade.
DATING OF THE WEIGHT
Curatorial Section
GREEK
Time frame
FROM -300 TO -1
Comments on Chronology
Year 13 of an unknown era?
COLLECTION HISTORY
Collection
Name Date of acquisition Inventory number
Antiquities Trade May 20, 2009 None
Bibliography
Reference Page/Column Reference (number) Plate / Figure Comment
Auction CNG 2009a None 1452 None None
VARIA
Additional comment
Auction CNG 2009: The six-petaled floral pattern on the reverse is similar to the designs found on weights from the Cyclades (see the illustrated specimens in J.F. de Rochesnard, Album des poids antiques, vol. 2, p. 40).
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