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ARCHAEOLOGICAL DESCRIPTION OF THE WEIGHT
Authority
Mint
Byblos
Denomination
22 Sheqels , 1/2 Mina
Material
Lead
Manufacture
Cast
Shape
Square
Length
7.80 cm
Width
7.80 cm
Height
- cm
Metrology
Mass (g) Mass (grain) Date of measurement Reference fragmented cleaned reference weight
328.00 - - Auction TimeLine 2020 No No Yes
Iconography
Symbol Technique Direction Position Number Synecdoche
Lattice pattern Relief
Double cornucopia Relief
Crown of Isis Relief
Wear
Corrosion
Handle
No
Suspension hole
No
Recarved mould
No
Recarved weight
No
Intentionally destroyed
No
Archaeological description
Auction TimeLine 2020: 5th-7th century AD. A large rectangular lead weight with a raised image of a curule chair, inscription below; the reverse with net pattern. 328 grams, 78mm (3"). Property of a London gentleman; acquired on the London art market in the 2000s. Fine Condition.
Autopsy
No
INSCRIPTION
Language Technique Legend type
Greek Relief Denomination
Fac simile

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Edition
κ–β´ | Ἡμιμναῖον .
Monogram
ARCHAEOLOGICAL CONTEXT
Findspot (region)
Findspot (site)
context
CIRCUMSTANCES OF ACQUISITION
Region
City
Date of first acquisition
Sept. 2, 2020
circumstances
Antiquities trade.
DATING OF THE WEIGHT
Curatorial Section
GREEK
Time frame
FROM -200 TO -1
Comments on Chronology
2nd–1st c. BCE (Kushnir-Stein); very end of the second – beginning of the first centuries BCE (Finkielsztejn)
COLLECTION HISTORY
Collection
Name Date of acquisition Inventory number
Antiquities Trade Sept. 2, 2020 None
Bibliography
Reference Page/Column Reference (number) Plate / Figure Comment
Auction TimeLine 2020c None 1144 None None
VARIA
Additional comment
Compare with https://pondera.uclouvain.be/artifact/11982/, https://pondera.uclouvain.be/artifact/11096/
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