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ARCHAEOLOGICAL DESCRIPTION OF THE WEIGHT
Authority
Mint
Denomination
1 Mina
Material
Lead
Manufacture
Cast
Shape
Square
Length
4.60 cm
Width
4.40 cm
Height
- cm
Metrology
Mass (g) Mass (grain) Date of measurement Reference fragmented cleaned reference weight
426.10 - - Auction CNG 2016 No No Yes
Iconography
Symbol Technique Direction Position Number Synecdoche
Caduceus Stamped / Countermarked
Petasos Stamped / Countermarked
Hermes Stamped / Countermarked Head
Wear
Corrosion
Handle
No
Suspension hole
No
Recarved mould
No
Recarved weight
No
Intentionally destroyed
No
Archaeological description
Auction CNG 2016: EUBOIA, Uncertain. PB Mina W[ei]ght (46x44mm, 426.1 g). Attic or Euboian standard(?). Janiform head of Hermes wearing petasos; kerykeion to left; ΛEO upwards to right; all stamped in circular incuse on thick square lead ingot. Cf. Rochesnard p. 32 (for a weight stamped with similar circular incuse of Herakles). VF, chip at back corner.
Autopsy
No
INSCRIPTION
Language Technique Legend type
Greek Relief Authority
Fac simile

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Edition
ΛΕΟ
Monogram
ARCHAEOLOGICAL CONTEXT
Findspot (region)
Findspot (site)
context
CIRCUMSTANCES OF ACQUISITION
Region
City
Date of first acquisition
Jan. 27, 2016
circumstances
Antiquities trade.
DATING OF THE WEIGHT
Curatorial Section
GREEK
Time frame
FROM -450 TO -100
Comments on Chronology
COLLECTION HISTORY
Collection
Name Date of acquisition Inventory number
Antiquities Trade Jan. 27, 2016 None
Bibliography
Reference Page/Column Reference (number) Plate / Figure Comment
Auction CNG 2016a None 183 None None
VARIA
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