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ARCHAEOLOGICAL DESCRIPTION OF THE WEIGHT
Authority
Antiochos IV Epiphanes, Seleucid King
Mint
Antioch
Denomination
Material
Lead
Manufacture
Struck
Shape
Disc or similar (ellipse, etc.)
Length
1.70 cm
Width
1.70 cm
Height
- cm
Metrology
Mass (g) Mass (grain) Date of measurement Reference fragmented cleaned reference weight
4.74 - - Auction CNG 2015 No No Yes
Iconography
Symbol Technique Direction Position Number Synecdoche
Tripod Stamped / Countermarked
Elephant Stamped / Countermarked LEFT Head
Laodice IV Stamped / Countermarked RIGHT Head
Wear
Corrosion
Handle
No
Suspension hole
No
Recarved mould
No
Recarved weight
No
Intentionally destroyed
No
Archaeological description
Auction CNG 2015: SELEUKID KINGS of SYRIA. Antiochos IV Epiphanes. 175-164 BC. PB (17mm, 4.74 g, 1h). Antioch on the Orontes mint. Struck 175-circa 173/2 BC. Veiled and diademed bust of Laodike IV right / Head of elephant left; tripod behind. SC 1407a; HGC 9, 684. Near VF, lightly porous surfaces. Interesting off metal strike.
Autopsy
No
INSCRIPTION
Language Technique Legend type
Greek Stamped / Countermarked Authority
Fac simile

ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ
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Edition
Βασιλέως | Ἀντιόχου.
Monogram
ARCHAEOLOGICAL CONTEXT
Findspot (region)
Findspot (site)
context
CIRCUMSTANCES OF ACQUISITION
Region
City
Date of first acquisition
June 17, 2015
circumstances
Antiquities trade.
DATING OF THE WEIGHT
Curatorial Section
GREEK
Time frame
FROM -175 TO -172
Comments on Chronology
COLLECTION HISTORY
Collection
Name Date of acquisition Inventory number
Antiquities Trade June 17, 2015 None
Bibliography
Reference Page/Column Reference (number) Plate / Figure Comment
Auction CNG 2015d None 188 None None
VARIA
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