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ARCHAEOLOGICAL DESCRIPTION OF THE WEIGHT
Authority
Philo(...), agoranomos (Olbia)
Mint
Olbia
Denomination
Material
Copper alloy (bronze or brass)
Manufacture
Cast
Shape
Rectangle
Length
3.60 cm
Width
3.40 cm
Height
0.40 cm
Metrology
Mass (g) Mass (grain) Date of measurement Reference fragmented cleaned reference weight
51.30 - - Krapivina 2003 No No Yes
Iconography
Symbol Technique Direction Position Number Synecdoche
Demeter / Ceres Stamped / Countermarked Head
Dolphin Relief RIGHT One
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. The weight is rectangular, measuring 3.6 × 3.4 × 0.4 cm; weight 51.3 g. On the obverse a dolphin r. is schematically represented. Beneath it the inscription ΟΛΒΙΟ | ΦΙΛΩ is legible. Below the tail of the dolphin is a circular countermark 0.8-0.9 cm in diameter with a representation of a woman – possibly Demeter – en face. The weight corresponds to 1/8 of the Euboic-Attic mina of standard 100.
Killen 2017: quadratisches Gewicht mit Relief: Delphin n. r., runder Stempel: Frauenkopf, frontal (Demeter?). Inschr.: ΟΛΒΙΟ(πολειτῶν) | ΦΙΛΩ[- - -].
Autopsy
No
INSCRIPTION
Language Technique Legend type
Greek Relief Authority, Mint
Fac simile

ΟΛΒΙΟ

ΦΙΛΩ    

Edition
Ὀλ̣βιο(πολειτῶν) | ΦΙΛΩ
Monogram
ARCHAEOLOGICAL CONTEXT
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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
Private collection None None
Bibliography
Reference Page/Column Reference (number) Plate / Figure Comment
Krapivina 2003 122 15 fig. 7 None
Killen 2017a 208 Olb b 9 None None
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