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ARCHAEOLOGICAL DESCRIPTION OF THE WEIGHT
Authority
Mint
Cyzicos
Denomination
1/2 Stater
Material
Lead
Manufacture
Cast
Shape
Square
Length
- cm
Width
- cm
Height
- cm
Metrology
Mass (g) Mass (grain) Date of measurement Reference fragmented cleaned reference weight
-
Iconography
Symbol Technique Direction Position Number Synecdoche
Dolphin Relief RIGHT
Wear
Corrosion
Handle
No
Suspension hole
No
Recarved mould
No
Recarved weight
No
Intentionally destroyed
No
Archaeological description
Auction Papillon 2020: Weight . PB Tristater weight. Cyzicus in Mysia, (1st century BC–2nd century AD). Torch to left, with KYZI / ΔICTA above and below. Rochesnard p. 68/5. VF, chipped in areas. Condition: Good very fine. Weight: 22.46 g. [wrong description]
Autopsy
No
INSCRIPTION
Language Technique Legend type
Greek Relief Denomination, Mint
Fac simile

ΚΥΖΙ

ΗΜΙΣ

Edition
Κυζι(κηνῶν) | ἡμισ(τάτηρον).
Monogram
ARCHAEOLOGICAL CONTEXT
Findspot (region)
Findspot (site)
context
CIRCUMSTANCES OF ACQUISITION
Region
City
Date of first acquisition
Nov. 29, 2020
circumstances
Antiquities trade.
DATING OF THE WEIGHT
Curatorial Section
GREEK
Time frame
FROM -334 TO -27
Comments on Chronology
COLLECTION HISTORY
Collection
Name Date of acquisition Inventory number
Antiquities Trade Nov. 29, 2020 None
Bibliography
Reference Page/Column Reference (number) Plate / Figure Comment
Auction Papillon 2020b None 546 None None
VARIA
Additional comment
The mass provided by the auction house (22.46 g) is not compatible with a hemistater. Since the entire description is obviously wrong (reference to a tristater, a torch, and a legend ΔΙCΤΑ), one should be cautious with this information.
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