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ARCHAEOLOGICAL DESCRIPTION OF THE WEIGHT
Authority
Mint
Tyre
Denomination
Material
Lead
Manufacture
Cast
Shape
Square
Length
- cm
Width
- cm
Height
- cm
Metrology
Mass (g) Mass (grain) Date of measurement Reference fragmented cleaned reference weight
-
Iconography
Symbol Technique Direction Position Number Synecdoche
Egg and dart pattern
Palm
Sign of Tanit
Lattice pattern
Club
Wear
Corrosion
Handle
Yes
Suspension hole
Yes
Recarved mould
No
Recarved weight
No
Intentionally destroyed
No
Archaeological description
Auction CNG 2019: Various cultures. Hellenistic–Islamic. Lot of seventeen (17) weights. Includes: Bronze weights (16) // Lead weight (1). LOT SOLD AS IS, NO RETURNS. A variety of shapes and sizes. Most about as made. An interesting study group. Seventeen (17) items in lot.
Autopsy
No
INSCRIPTION
Language Technique Legend type
Greek Relief Date
Fac simile

(illegible letters)

Edition
(illegible letters)
Monogram
ARCHAEOLOGICAL CONTEXT
Findspot (region)
Findspot (site)
context
CIRCUMSTANCES OF ACQUISITION
Region
City
Date of first acquisition
Oct. 30, 2019
circumstances
Antiquities trade.
DATING OF THE WEIGHT
Curatorial Section
GREEK
Time frame
FROM -300 TO -1
Comments on Chronology
COLLECTION HISTORY
Collection
Name Date of acquisition Inventory number
Antiquities Trade Oct. 30, 2019 None
Bibliography
Reference Page/Column Reference (number) Plate / Figure Comment
Auction CNG 2019e None 741 None None
VARIA
Additional comment
The inscription could be a date, as for other weights of the same series.
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