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ARCHAEOLOGICAL DESCRIPTION OF THE WEIGHT
Authority
Antiochos (unidentified Seleucid king)
Mint
Antioch
Denomination
1/4 Mina
Material
Lead
Manufacture
Cast
Shape
Square
Length
6.00 cm
Width
6.30 cm
Height
- cm
Metrology
Mass (g) Mass (grain) Date of measurement Reference fragmented cleaned reference weight
171.72 - - Auction Leu 2021 No No Yes
Iconography
Symbol Technique Direction Position Number Synecdoche
Lattice pattern Relief
Anchor Relief
Wear
Corrosion
Handle
No
Suspension hole
No
Recarved mould
No
Recarved weight
No
Intentionally destroyed
No
Archaeological description
Auction Leu 2021: Seleukid Kings of Syria. Antiochos, late 2nd century-64 BC. Weight of 1/4 Mina (Tetarton) (Lead, 60x63 mm, 171.72 g). BAΣIΛEΩΣ / ANTIOXOY Seleukid anchor. Rev. Latticework design. Cf. Pondera 12807 (1/8 Mina). A beautifully produced and unusually well preserved royal Seleukid weight. Minor scuff on the obverse, otherwise, good very fine.
Autopsy
No
INSCRIPTION
Language Technique Legend type
Greek Relief Authority
Fac simile

→ . AΣIΛE . Σ
← ANTIOXOY

Edition
→ [Β]ασιλέ[ω]ς | ← Ἀντιόχου.
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ARCHAEOLOGICAL CONTEXT
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Findspot (site)
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CIRCUMSTANCES OF ACQUISITION
Region
City
Date of first acquisition
Feb. 27, 2021
circumstances
Antiquities trade.
DATING OF THE WEIGHT
Curatorial Section
GREEK
Time frame
FROM -125 TO -64
Comments on Chronology
COLLECTION HISTORY
Collection
Name Date of acquisition Inventory number
Antiquities Trade Feb. 27, 2021 None
Bibliography
Reference Page/Column Reference (number) Plate / Figure Comment
Auction Leu 2021a None 2600 None None
VARIA
Additional comment
Auction Leu 2021: Unfortunately, the plain name 'Antiochos', curiously spelled in retrograde letters but without any epithets, prevents an attribution of this beautiful weight to a specific Seleukid king. However, its style and fabric date it to the later period of the kingdom, specifically to the late 2nd and first half of the 1st century BC.
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