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ARCHAEOLOGICAL DESCRIPTION OF THE WEIGHT
Authority
Aristo(...), agoranomos (Olbia)
Mint
Olbia
Denomination
Material
Copper alloy (bronze or brass)
Manufacture
Shape
Length
- cm
Width
- cm
Height
- cm
Metrology
Mass (g) Mass (grain) Date of measurement Reference fragmented cleaned reference weight
12.65 - - Krapivina 2003 No No Yes
Iconography
Symbol Technique Direction Position Number Synecdoche
Dolphin Relief LEFT One
Demeter / Ceres Relief LEFT Head
Wear
Corrosion
Handle
No
Suspension hole
No
Recarved mould
No
Recarved weight
No
Intentionally destroyed
No
Archaeological description
Krapivina 2003: Former Collection of P.O. Burackov, State Historical Museum, Moscow? Poor state of preservation. Weight 12.65 g. On the obverse there is the image of the head of Demeter in profile l. similar to the representations on the local silver coins; the reverse has a dolphin l. with the inscription ΑΡΙΣΤΟ above it and ΟΛΒΙΟ beneath. The weight of the object, taking into account wear and tear, corresponds to 1/32 of the Euboic-Attic mina of standard 100.
Killen 2017: Gewicht mit Relief: VS: Demeterkopf n. l.; RS: Delphin n. l.
Autopsy
No
INSCRIPTION
Language Technique Legend type
Greek Relief Authority, Mint
Fac simile

ΑΡΙΣΤΟ

ΟΛΒΙΟ 

Edition
ΑΡΙΣΤΟ | Ὀλ̣βιο(πολειτῶν).
Monogram
ARCHAEOLOGICAL CONTEXT
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Findspot (site)
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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: 350–200 v. Chr. (Krapivina).
COLLECTION HISTORY
Collection
Name Date of acquisition Inventory number
State Historical Museum (Moscow) None None
Bibliography
Reference Page/Column Reference (number) Plate / Figure Comment
Krapivina 2003 120 8 None None
Killen 2017a 209 Olb b 12 None None
VARIA
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