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ARCHAEOLOGICAL DESCRIPTION OF THE WEIGHT
Authority
Critobou(los), agoranomos (Olbia)
Mint
Olbia
Denomination
Material
Copper alloy (bronze or brass)
Manufacture
Cast
Shape
Rectangle
Length
3.80 cm
Width
3.60 cm
Height
0.40 cm
Metrology
Mass (g) Mass (grain) Date of measurement Reference fragmented cleaned reference weight
45.17 - - Krapivina 2003 No No Yes
Iconography
Symbol Technique Direction Position Number Synecdoche
Dolphin Relief RIGHT One
Wear
Corrosion
Handle
No
Suspension hole
No
Recarved mould
No
Recarved weight
No
Intentionally destroyed
No
Archaeological description
Krapivina 2003: Archaeological Museum NASU, Odessa. Not cleaned; excellent state of preservation. The shape is rectangular, measuring 3.8 × 3.6 × 0.4 cm; weight 45.17 g. On the obverse is a dolphin facingright with the inscription ΟΛΒΙΟ | ΚΡΙΤΟΒΟΥ under it. The weight corresponds to 10 drachms of the Euboic-Attic system of standard 105.In its dimensions and iconography it resembles a weight from the collection of the Kherson collector E.F. Mamaenko, which differs in its inscription ΟΛΒΙΟ | ΧΑΡΙΝΑΥ. The weight of this specimen is unknown.
Killen 2017: rechteckiges Gewicht mit Relief: Delphin n. r. Inschr.: ΟΛΒΙΟ(πολειτῶν) | ΚΡΙΤΟΒΟΥ.
Autopsy
No
INSCRIPTION
Language Technique Legend type
Greek Relief Authority, Mint
Fac simile

ΟΛΒΙΟ

ΚΡΙΤΟΒΟΥ 

Edition
Ὀλ̣βιο(πολειτῶν) | Κριτοβού(λου).
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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
Odessa Archeological Museum None None
Bibliography
Reference Page/Column Reference (number) Plate / Figure Comment
Krapivina 2003 121 12 None None
Killen 2017a 208 Olb b 8 None None
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