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ARCHAEOLOGICAL DESCRIPTION OF THE WEIGHT
Authority
Mint
Denomination
Material
Lead
Manufacture
Cast
Shape
Disc or similar (ellipse, etc.)
Length
7.00 cm
Width
7.00 cm
Height
- cm
Metrology
Mass (g) Mass (grain) Date of measurement Reference fragmented cleaned reference weight
300.37 - - None No No Yes
Iconography
Symbol Technique Direction Position Number Synecdoche
Owl Relief
Helmet Relief
Athena / Minerva Relief Head
Wear
Corrosion
Handle
No
Suspension hole
No
Recarved mould
No
Recarved weight
No
Intentionally destroyed
No
Archaeological description
Head of Athena wearing crested helmet (the fashion is that of "old style" coinage) / Owl. Athenian ?
Autopsy
No
INSCRIPTION
Language Technique Legend type
Fac simile
Edition
Monogram
ARCHAEOLOGICAL CONTEXT
Findspot (region)
Georgia: Abkhazia
Findspot (site)
Sukhumi [Dioscurias / Sebastopolis]
context
found in a shell crater in 1993
CIRCUMSTANCES OF ACQUISITION
Region
City
Date of first acquisition
circumstances
DATING OF THE WEIGHT
Curatorial Section
GREEK
Time frame
FROM -450 TO -300
Comments on Chronology
COLLECTION HISTORY
Collection
Name Date of acquisition Inventory number
Private collection None None
Bibliography
Reference Page/Column Reference (number) Plate / Figure Comment
Dundua 2000 104 None None None
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