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ARCHAEOLOGICAL DESCRIPTION OF THE WEIGHT
Authority
Mint
Pergamon
Denomination
4 Drachmas
Material
Lead
Manufacture
Struck
Shape
Disc or similar (ellipse, etc.)
Length
2.80 cm
Width
2.80 cm
Height
- cm
Metrology
Mass (g) Mass (grain) Date of measurement Reference fragmented cleaned reference weight
13.62 - - Auction Naumann 2016 No No Yes
Iconography
Symbol Technique Direction Position Number Synecdoche
Thyrsos Stamped / Countermarked
Ivy wreath Stamped / Countermarked
Quiver Stamped / Countermarked
Cista mystica Stamped / Countermarked
Snake Stamped / Countermarked Three
Wear
Corrosion
Handle
No
Suspension hole
No
Recarved mould
No
Recarved weight
No
Intentionally destroyed
No
Archaeological description
Auction Naumann 2016: MYSIA. Pergamon. Lead Cistophor. Obv: Cista mystica with half opened lid, from which a serpent emerges left; all within ivy wreath. Rev: Bowcase between two serpents; above, H; in field right, thyrsos entwined ny serpent. Cf. Kleiner, Museum Notes 23 (1978) p. 80, 22 (for prototype). Condition: Fine. Weight: 13.62 g. Diameter: 28 mm.
Autopsy
No
INSCRIPTION
Language Technique Legend type
Greek Stamped / Countermarked Unidentified
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Edition
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Monogram
ARCHAEOLOGICAL CONTEXT
Findspot (region)
Findspot (site)
context
CIRCUMSTANCES OF ACQUISITION
Region
City
Date of first acquisition
Jan. 3, 2016
circumstances
Antiquities trade.
DATING OF THE WEIGHT
Curatorial Section
GREEK
Time frame
FROM -200 TO -1
Comments on Chronology
COLLECTION HISTORY
Collection
Name Date of acquisition Inventory number
Antiquities Trade Jan. 3, 2016 None
Bibliography
Reference Page/Column Reference (number) Plate / Figure Comment
Auction Naumann 2016a None 286 None None
VARIA
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