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ARCHAEOLOGICAL DESCRIPTION OF THE WEIGHT
Authority
Mint
Denomination
1 Libra = 1 Litra
Material
Lead
Manufacture
Cast
Shape
Rectangle
Length
5.70 cm
Width
8.70 cm
Height
- cm
Metrology
Mass (g) Mass (grain) Date of measurement Reference fragmented cleaned reference weight
-
Iconography
Symbol Technique Direction Position Number Synecdoche
Rosette Relief
Dot Relief Six
Dot Relief Five
Concentric circles Relief Two
Wear
Corrosion
Handle
No
Suspension hole
No
Recarved mould
No
Recarved weight
No
Intentionally destroyed
No
Archaeological description
Auction CNG 2010: Lead One Pound Weight. Hellenistic, 2nd-1st centuries BC. Front face decorated with a series of large globules, that in the center surrounded by two concentric circles, the outer with a tang, creating a design resembling a phiale. Above, ΛEITPAN. Back face decorated with a floral pattern of six petals, three large globules above and below. Beveled sides featuring a zig-zag pattern. Dimensions: 8.7cm x 5.7cm.
Autopsy
No
INSCRIPTION
Language Technique Legend type
Greek Relief Denomination
Fac simile

ΛΕΙΤΡΑΝ

Edition
Λείτραν.
Monogram
ARCHAEOLOGICAL CONTEXT
Findspot (region)
Findspot (site)
context
CIRCUMSTANCES OF ACQUISITION
Region
City
Date of first acquisition
May 5, 2010
circumstances
Antiquities trade.
DATING OF THE WEIGHT
Curatorial Section
GREEK , ROMAN
Time frame
FROM -100 TO 250
Comments on Chronology
COLLECTION HISTORY
Collection
Name Date of acquisition Inventory number
Antiquities Trade May 5, 2010 None
Bibliography
Reference Page/Column Reference (number) Plate / Figure Comment
Auction CNG 2010f None 1834 None None
VARIA
Additional comment
Auction CNG 2010: The six-petaled floral pattern on the reverse is similar to the designs found on weights from the Cyclades (see the illustrations in J.F. de Rochesnard, Album des poids antiques, vol. 2, p. 40 and CNG 81/1, lot 1452).
See https://pondera.uclouvain.be/artifact/13567/
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