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ARCHAEOLOGICAL DESCRIPTION OF THE WEIGHT
Authority
Aristo(...), agoranomos (Olbia)
Mint
Olbia
Denomination
Material
Copper alloy (bronze or brass)
Manufacture
Cast
Shape
Rectangle
Length
4.10 cm
Width
3.60 cm
Height
0.80 cm
Metrology
Mass (g) Mass (grain) Date of measurement Reference fragmented cleaned reference weight
113.63 - - 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: Museum of Archaeology IA NASU, Kiev, inv. no. O-57/017. Cleaned; well preserved. The weight is rectangular, measuring 4.0-4.1 × 3.5-3.6 × 0.8 cm; weight 113.63 g. On the obverse, there is a dolphin facing right and beneath it the inscription ΟΛΒΙΟ | ΑΡΙΣΤΟ. Incised on the reverse: ΕΥ. This item was found in a room of the Western Trade Row in the Agora and is dated to the 3rd century BC. The weight corresponds to 1/4 of the Euboic-Attic mina of standard 105.
Killen 2017: Rechteckiges Gewicht mit Relief: VS: Delphin n. r. Inschr.: VS: ΟΛΒΙΟ(πολειτῶν) | ΑΡΙΣΤΟ[- - -]; RS: ΕΥ (eingeritzt).
Autopsy
No
INSCRIPTION
Language Technique Legend type
Greek Relief Authority, Mint
Fac simile

ΟΛΒΙΟ 

ΑΡΙΣΤΟ 

ΕΥ (monogram)

Edition
Ὀλ̣βιο(πολειτῶν) | ΑΡΙΣΤΟ
ΕΥ (monogram)
Monogram
ARCHAEOLOGICAL CONTEXT
Findspot (region)
Ukraine: Mykolaivska oblast
Findspot (site)
Olbia
context
Krapiniva 2003: This item was found in a room of the Western Trade Row in the Agora.
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: 3. Jh. v. Chr. (Krapivina).
COLLECTION HISTORY
Collection
Name Date of acquisition Inventory number
National Academy of Science of Ukraine – Institute of Archaeology None O-57/017
Bibliography
Reference Page/Column Reference (number) Plate / Figure Comment
Krapivina 2003 125 23 fig. 13 None
Killen 2017a 208 Olb b 3 None None
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