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ARCHAEOLOGICAL DESCRIPTION OF THE WEIGHT
Authority
Mint
Lysimachia
Denomination
1/4 Mina
Material
Lead
Manufacture
Cast
Shape
Square
Length
3.60 cm
Width
3.30 cm
Height
- cm
Metrology
Mass (g) Mass (grain) Date of measurement Reference fragmented cleaned reference weight
116.32 - - Auction Roma 2020 No No Yes
Iconography
Symbol Technique Direction Position Number Synecdoche
Lion Relief RIGHT Leaping Protome
Wear
Corrosion
Handle
No
Suspension hole
No
Recarved mould
No
Recarved weight
No
Intentionally destroyed
No
Archaeological description
Auction Roma 2020: Thrace, Lysimacheia PB Tetarton (1/4 Mine) Weight. Circa 4th–2nd century BC. Forepart of lion right; Λ-Y across upper fields, traces of an uncertain inscription below (continuation of ethnic and/or mark of value) / Blank. O. Tekin, Balance Weights in the Aegean World, Istanbul 2016, p. 64, 26–38. 116.32g, 36mm × 33mm. Condition as seen. From a private UK collection.
Autopsy
No
INSCRIPTION
Language Technique Legend type
Greek Relief Denomination, Mint
Fac simile

Λ        Υ

Edition
Λ–υ|[σ–ι(μαχέων) τ(έταρτον)].
Monogram
ARCHAEOLOGICAL CONTEXT
Findspot (region)
Findspot (site)
context
CIRCUMSTANCES OF ACQUISITION
Region
City
Date of first acquisition
Dec. 17, 2020
circumstances
Antiquities trade.
DATING OF THE WEIGHT
Curatorial Section
GREEK
Time frame
FROM -309 TO -144
Comments on Chronology
COLLECTION HISTORY
Collection
Name Date of acquisition Inventory number
Antiquities Trade Dec. 17, 2020 None
Bibliography
Reference Page/Column Reference (number) Plate / Figure Comment
Auction Roma 2020i None 346 None None
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