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ARCHAEOLOGICAL DESCRIPTION OF THE WEIGHT
Authority
Mint
Denomination
Material
Lead
Manufacture
Cast
Shape
Square
Length
2.90 cm
Width
2.80 cm
Height
- cm
Metrology
Mass (g) Mass (grain) Date of measurement Reference fragmented cleaned reference weight
24.16 - - Auction CNG 2017 No No Yes
Iconography
Symbol Technique Direction Position Number Synecdoche
Four-spoke wheel Relief
Wear
Corrosion
Handle
No
Suspension hole
No
Recarved mould
No
Recarved weight
No
Intentionally destroyed
No
Archaeological description
Auction CNG 2017: Lot of three lead weights. Greek–Roman. Includes: Greek triangular tetradrachm weight with central Δ (29x28mm, 17.21g) // Roman square 12 uncia weight with central wheel pattern (29x28mm, 24.16g) // Roman(?) rectangular weight with two punch marks with palmettes (22x20mm, 15.88g). Near VF to VF. Rare.
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
April 26, 2017
circumstances
Antiquities trade.
DATING OF THE WEIGHT
Curatorial Section
GREEK
Time frame
FROM -400 TO -100
Comments on Chronology
COLLECTION HISTORY
Collection
Name Date of acquisition Inventory number
Antiquities Trade April 26, 2017 None
Bibliography
Reference Page/Column Reference (number) Plate / Figure Comment
Auction CNG 2017b None 694b None None
VARIA
Additional comment
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