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ARCHAEOLOGICAL DESCRIPTION OF THE WEIGHT
Authority
Mint
Denomination
Material
Copper alloy (bronze or brass)
Manufacture
Cast
Shape
Square
Length
1.30 cm
Width
1.30 cm
Height
- cm
Metrology
Mass (g) Mass (grain) Date of measurement Reference fragmented cleaned reference weight
1.40 - - Auction Zeus 2020 No No Yes
Iconography
Symbol Technique Direction Position Number Synecdoche
Stag / Doe Relief RIGHT
Male figure Relief RIGHT Head
Wear
Corrosion
Handle
No
Suspension hole
No
Recarved mould
No
Recarved weight
No
Intentionally destroyed
No
Archaeological description
Auction Zeus 2020: Bronze Commercial Weight. Byzantine, 6th-7th Century AD. Condition: Very Fine. Weight: 1.4 gr. Diameter: 13 mm.
Autopsy
No
INSCRIPTION
Language Technique Legend type
Fac simile
Edition
Monogram
ARCHAEOLOGICAL CONTEXT
Findspot (region)
Findspot (site)
context
CIRCUMSTANCES OF ACQUISITION
Region
City
Date of first acquisition
June 6, 2020
circumstances
Antiquities trade.
DATING OF THE WEIGHT
Curatorial Section
GREEK
Time frame
FROM -400 TO -100
Comments on Chronology
The auction house suggest 151/150 BCE = S.E. 162 (βξρ´), but the date does not appear on the picture. See https://pondera.uclouvain.be/artifact/14061/.
COLLECTION HISTORY
Collection
Name Date of acquisition Inventory number
Antiquities Trade June 6, 2020 None
Bibliography
Reference Page/Column Reference (number) Plate / Figure Comment
Auction Zeus 2020c None 1040 None None
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