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ARCHAEOLOGICAL DESCRIPTION OF THE WEIGHT
Authority
Antiochos VI Dionysos, Seleucid King
Mint
Denomination
Material
Lead
Manufacture
Struck
Shape
Disc or similar (ellipse, etc.)
Length
2.99 cm
Width
2.99 cm
Height
- cm
Metrology
Mass (g) Mass (grain) Date of measurement Reference fragmented cleaned reference weight
25.64 - - Auction CNG 2018 No No Yes
Iconography
Symbol Technique Direction Position Number Synecdoche
Diadem Stamped / Countermarked
Radiate crown Stamped / Countermarked
Male figure Stamped / Countermarked RIGHT Head
Wear
Corrosion
Handle
No
Suspension hole
No
Recarved mould
No
Recarved weight
No
Intentionally destroyed
No
Archaeological description
Auction CNG 2018: SELEUKID EMPIRE. Antiochos VI Dionysos. 144-142 BC. PB 'Trial Strike' (29.9mm, 25.64 g). Modern uniface forgery. Radiate and diademed head right within fillet border / Blank. Cf. SC 2000 and cf. HGC 9, 1032 for obverse type; F. de Callataÿ, "Les plombs à types monétaires en Grèce ancienne," in RN 167 (2010), no. 28 (same die). VF, artificial black patina. From the MNL Collection.
Autopsy
No
INSCRIPTION
Language Technique Legend type
Fac simile
Edition
Monogram
ARCHAEOLOGICAL CONTEXT
Findspot (region)
Findspot (site)
context
CIRCUMSTANCES OF ACQUISITION
Region
City
Date of first acquisition
May 30, 2018
circumstances
Antiquities trade.
DATING OF THE WEIGHT
Curatorial Section
GREEK
Time frame
FROM -144 TO -142
Comments on Chronology
COLLECTION HISTORY
Collection
Name Date of acquisition Inventory number
Antiquities Trade May 30, 2018 None
MNL Collection None None
Bibliography
Reference Page/Column Reference (number) Plate / Figure Comment
Auction CNG 2018d None 350 None None
VARIA
Additional comment
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