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ARCHAEOLOGICAL DESCRIPTION OF THE WEIGHT
Authority
Mint
Olbia
Denomination
Material
Copper alloy (bronze or brass)
Manufacture
Cast
Shape
Rectangle
Length
3.40 cm
Width
3.00 cm
Height
0.50 cm
Metrology
Mass (g) Mass (grain) Date of measurement Reference fragmented cleaned reference weight
52.52 - - Krapivina 2003 No No Yes
Iconography
Symbol Technique Direction Position Number Synecdoche
Arrow Relief DOWN Head
Male figure Relief LEFT Head
Wear
Corrosion
Handle
No
Suspension hole
No
Recarved mould
No
Recarved weight
No
Intentionally destroyed
No
Archaeological description
Krapivina 2003: Museum of Archaeology IA NASU, Kiev.Cleaned; well preserved. The weight is rectangular, measuring: 3.4 × 2.9-3.0 × 0.4-0.5 cm; weight 52.52 g. On the obverse, represented in low relief, is a male head in profile l.; in front of it an arrowhead pointing downwards. Possibly Apollon is intended. Beneath his image is the inscription ΟΛΒΙΟ. Above the arrowhead is a circular countermark 1.0 cm in diameter, 0.05 cm deep, representing a flying butterfly. On the reverse, an incision: +I can be seen. The weight corresponds to 1/8 of the Euboic-Attic mina of standard 100.
Autopsy
No
INSCRIPTION
Language Technique Legend type
Greek Relief Mint
Fac simile

ΟΛΒΙΟ ||  +I

Edition
Ὀλ̣βιο(πολειτῶν) || +I
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
COLLECTION HISTORY
Collection
Name Date of acquisition Inventory number
National Academy of Science of Ukraine – Institute of Archaeology None None
Bibliography
Reference Page/Column Reference (number) Plate / Figure Comment
Krapivina 2003 123 17 fig. 8 None
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