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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
Length
- cm
Width
- cm
Height
- cm
Metrology
Mass (g) Mass (grain) Date of measurement Reference fragmented cleaned reference weight
51.75 - - 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: State Historical Museum, Moscow. Weight 51.75 g. On the obverse is a dolphin r. with the inscription ΟΛΒΙΟ | ΚΡΙΤΟΒΟΥ beneath it; on the reverse there is the incision “φ”. As noted by P.O. Karyskovskij, L.I. Cuistova erroneously identified the material of the object as lead. The weight corresponds to 1/8 of the Euboic-Attic mina of standard 100.
Killen 2017: Gewicht mit Relief: VS: Delphin n. r. Inschr.: VS: ΟΛΒΙΟ(πολειτῶν) | ΚΡΙΤΟΒΟΥ; RS: Φ.
Autopsy
No
INSCRIPTION
Language Technique Legend type
Greek Relief Authority, Mint, Unidentified
Fac simile

ΟΛΒΙΟ

ΧΡΙΤΟΒΟΥ

Φ (monogram)

Edition
Ὀλ̣βιο(πολειτῶν) | Κριτοβού(λου) || Φ (monogram).
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
State Historical Museum (Moscow) None None
Bibliography
Reference Page/Column Reference (number) Plate / Figure Comment
Krapivina 2003 122–123 16 None None
Killen 2017a 208 Ol I b 7 None None
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