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ARCHAEOLOGICAL DESCRIPTION OF THE WEIGHT
Authority
Unidentified ; Vespasianus, Roman Emperor
Mint
South Levant mint
Denomination
Material
Lead
Manufacture
Cast
Shape
Rectangle
Length
5.30 cm
Width
7.10 cm
Height
0.70 cm
Metrology
Mass (g) Mass (grain) Date of measurement Reference fragmented cleaned reference weight
220.00 - - Auction Archaeological Center 2007 No No Yes
Iconography
Symbol Technique Direction Position Number Synecdoche
Vase Relief
Amphora Relief
Panther Relief
Oinochoe Relief
Dionysus / Bacchus Relief FACING Standing
Wear
Corrosion
Handle
Yes
Suspension hole
No
Recarved mould
No
Recarved weight
No
Intentionally destroyed
No
Archaeological description
Auction Archaeological Center 2007: Palestine, Judaea (Agrippa II?). A Roman Period rectangular lead weight with a short handle, 220 gr. 7.1×5.3 cm., 0.7 cm. thick. In the central rectangle Dionysus is depicted standing holding oinochoe, with panther on his right and amphora on his left. Around it the Greek inscription reads: ΑΥ/ΤΟΚΡΑΤ / ΤΙΤΟΥ ΟΥ/ΕCΠΑCΙ Ε/ΤΟΥC Δ “Emperor Titus Vespasianus. Year 4”. Year 4 is equal to 73 AD. On the reverse, which is corroded, a chalice is depicted in a rectangle. Around it a partly preserved Greek inscription reads: ΧΕΡΕ[....]ΟΥΝΤΟC. Fair condition. Very rare. (A. Spaer coll. no. W-164). Unpublished.
Autopsy
No
INSCRIPTION
Language Technique Legend type
Greek Relief Authority, Date
Fac simile

ΕΤΟΥCΔΑΥ   ΤΟΚΡΑΤ   ΤΙΤΟΥΟΥ   ΕCΠΑCΙ

ΑΓΟΡΑΝΟ   ΜΟΥΝΤΟC   ΧΕΡΕ .   . . . . . .

Edition
Ἔτους δ´ Αὐ|τοκράτ(ορος) | Τίτου Οὐ|εσπασι(ανοῦ). || Ἀγορανο|μοῦντος | ΧΕΡΕ[. . . . . . .].
Monogram
ARCHAEOLOGICAL CONTEXT
Findspot (region)
Findspot (site)
context
CIRCUMSTANCES OF ACQUISITION
Region
City
Date of first acquisition
April 4, 2007
circumstances
Antiquities trade.
DATING OF THE WEIGHT
Curatorial Section
GREEK , ROMAN
Time frame
FROM 72 TO 73
Comments on Chronology
Year 4 of Vespasianus.
COLLECTION HISTORY
Collection
Name Date of acquisition Inventory number
Antiquities Trade April 4, 2007 None
Spaer Collection None W-164
Bibliography
Reference Page/Column Reference (number) Plate / Figure Comment
Auction Archaeological Center 2007b 6–7 384 fig. 384 None
VARIA
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