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ARCHAEOLOGICAL DESCRIPTION OF THE WEIGHT
Authority
Mint
Olbia
Denomination
Material
Copper alloy (bronze or brass)
Manufacture
Cast
Shape
Square
Length
0.80 cm
Width
0.80 cm
Height
0.05 cm
Metrology
Mass (g) Mass (grain) Date of measurement Reference fragmented cleaned reference weight
0.85 - - Krapivina 2003 No No Yes
Iconography
Symbol Technique Direction Position Number Synecdoche
Helmet Relief
Female figure Relief Head
Athena / Minerva Relief Head
Dolphin Relief
Wear
Corrosion
Handle
No
Suspension hole
No
Recarved mould
No
Recarved weight
No
Intentionally destroyed
No
Archaeological description
Krapivina 2003: Private collection. Cleaned; well preserved. Trapezoidal, measuring 0.7-0.8 × 0.8 × 0.05-0.15 cm; weight 0.85 g. On the obverse there is an image of a head in a helmet right – probably Athena; on the reverse a stylized representation of a dolphin. The head of Athena is fairly common as a countermark on the Olbian silver and copper coins from the 3rd-2nd century BC and typical on the coins of smaller denominations with the abbreviation ΒΣΕ from the first quarter of the 2nd century BC. The weight is close to 1/2 of the coins of small denomination mentioned above.
Killen 2017: Trapezoides Gewicht mit Relief: VS: Kopf mit Helm n. r. (Athena?); RS: Delphin.
Autopsy
No
INSCRIPTION
Language Technique Legend type
Fac simile
Edition
Monogram
ARCHAEOLOGICAL CONTEXT
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Findspot (site)
context
CIRCUMSTANCES OF ACQUISITION
Region
City
Date of first acquisition
circumstances
DATING OF THE WEIGHT
Curatorial Section
GREEK
Time frame
FROM -400 TO -100
Comments on Chronology
Killen 2017: 3.–2. Jh. v. Chr. (Krapivina).
COLLECTION HISTORY
Collection
Name Date of acquisition Inventory number
Unidentified Private Collections None None
Bibliography
Reference Page/Column Reference (number) Plate / Figure Comment
Krapivina 2003 117–118 2 fig. 1 None
Killen 2017a 209 Olb b 13 None None
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