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ARCHAEOLOGICAL DESCRIPTION OF THE WEIGHT
Authority
Marcus Aurelius, Roman Emperor
Mint
Hierapolis
Denomination
Material
Lead
Manufacture
Struck
Shape
Disc or similar (ellipse, etc.)
Length
3.20 cm
Width
3.20 cm
Height
- cm
Metrology
Mass (g) Mass (grain) Date of measurement Reference fragmented cleaned reference weight
20.50 - - Auction Naumann 2015 No No Yes
Iconography
Symbol Technique Direction Position Number Synecdoche
Amphora Stamped / Countermarked Two
Table Stamped / Countermarked
Palm Stamped / Countermarked Two
Prize crown Stamped / Countermarked Two
Laurel wreath 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 Naumann 2015: PHRYGIA. Hierapolis. Marcus Aurelius (161-180). Lead (sic!!). Obv: AYT KAI MAP AYP ANTΩNЄINOC. Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right (with features of Antoninus Pius). Rev: IЄPAΠOΛЄITΩN / NЄOKOPΩN. Two prize crowns, each containing palm frond, set upon table with decorative legs; two amphoras below. RPC IV online -; Isegrim -; apparently unpublished. Extremely rare. Condition: Very fine. Weight: 20.50 g. Diameter: 32 mm.
Autopsy
No
INSCRIPTION
Language Technique Legend type
Greek Stamped / Countermarked Authority, Mint
Fac simile

AYT KAI MAP AYP ANTΩNЄINOC

IЄPAΠOΛЄITΩN
NЄOKOPΩN

Edition
Αὐτ(οκράτωρ) Καῖ(σαρ) Μᾶρ(κος) Αὐρ(ήλιος) Ἀντώνεινος || Ἱεραπολειτῶν | νεοκόρων.
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ARCHAEOLOGICAL CONTEXT
Findspot (region)
Findspot (site)
context
CIRCUMSTANCES OF ACQUISITION
Region
City
Date of first acquisition
Oct. 4, 2015
circumstances
Antiquities trade.
DATING OF THE WEIGHT
Curatorial Section
GREEK , ROMAN
Time frame
FROM 161 TO 180
Comments on Chronology
COLLECTION HISTORY
Collection
Name Date of acquisition Inventory number
Antiquities Trade Oct. 4, 2015 None
Bibliography
Reference Page/Column Reference (number) Plate / Figure Comment
Auction Naumann 2015b None 464 None None
VARIA
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