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ARCHAEOLOGICAL DESCRIPTION OF THE WEIGHT
Authority
Mint
Magarsa
Denomination
1 Libra = 1 Litra
Material
Lead
Manufacture
Cast
Shape
Rectangle
Length
6.40 cm
Width
10.80 cm
Height
- cm
Metrology
Mass (g) Mass (grain) Date of measurement Reference fragmented cleaned reference weight
-
Iconography
Symbol Technique Direction Position Number Synecdoche
Caduceus Relief
Male figure Stamped / Countermarked RIGHT Head
Dot / Pellet Relief
Wear
Corrosion
Handle
Yes
Suspension hole
No
Recarved mould
No
Recarved weight
No
Intentionally destroyed
No
Archaeological description
Barakat Gallery Collection: Roman Lead Weight with Impression of a Coin. SKU: Z.0068. Circa 100 AD to 200 AD. Dimensions: 4.25″ (10.8cm) high x 2.5″ (6.4cm) wide. Medium: Lead. Origin: Bethlehem, Israel. Gallery Location: USA.
Autopsy
No
INSCRIPTION
Language Technique Legend type
Greek Stamped / Countermarked Authority
Greek Relief Date, Denomination
Fac simile

ΛΙΤΡΑ
ΗϘΡ (?)

Edition
Λίτρα. | ηϙρ´ (?)
Monogram
ARCHAEOLOGICAL CONTEXT
Findspot (region)
Findspot (site)
context
CIRCUMSTANCES OF ACQUISITION
Region
City
Date of first acquisition
circumstances
DATING OF THE WEIGHT
Curatorial Section
GREEK , ROMAN
Time frame
FROM 1 TO 300
Comments on Chronology
Year 198?
COLLECTION HISTORY
Collection
Name Date of acquisition Inventory number
Antiquities Trade None Z.0068
Bibliography
Reference Page/Column Reference (number) Plate / Figure Comment
-
VARIA
Additional comment
The identification of Magarsa as a mint is suggested by Perk 2021.
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