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ARCHAEOLOGICAL DESCRIPTION OF THE WEIGHT
Authority
Mint
Antioch
Denomination
1 Mina
Material
Lead
Manufacture
Cast
Shape
Square
Length
10.80 cm
Width
10.80 cm
Height
- cm
Metrology
Mass (g) Mass (grain) Date of measurement Reference fragmented cleaned reference weight
665.00 - - Auction Leu 2021 No No Yes
Iconography
Symbol Technique Direction Position Number Synecdoche
Lattice pattern Relief
Cornucopia Relief
Wear
Corrosion
Handle
No
Suspension hole
No
Recarved mould
No
Recarved weight
No
Intentionally destroyed
No
Archaeological description
Auction Leu 2021: Syria, Seleucis and Pieria. Antiochia on the Orontes. Late 2nd-1st centuries BC. Weight of 1 Mina (Lead, 108x108 mm, 665.00 g). ETOYΣ Σ[.] / ΔHMOΣIA / MN-A Single cornucopiae between palm fronds on the left and on the right. Rev. Latticework design. Apparently unpublished and very unusual. Good fine.
Autopsy
No
INSCRIPTION
Language Technique Legend type
Greek Relief Date, Denomination, Mint
Fac simile

ΕΤΟΥΣΣ .
ΔΗΜΟΣΙΑ
ΜΝ     Α

Edition
Ἔτους σ[.]´ | δημοσία | μν–ᾶ.
Monogram
ARCHAEOLOGICAL CONTEXT
Findspot (region)
Findspot (site)
context
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 -113 TO -63
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 2603 None None
VARIA
Additional comment
Auction Leu 2021: Weights from Antiochia usually carry double cornucopiae, which makes this piece quite unusual. Unfortunately, the date is not fully legible: Σ = SE 200 is reasonably clear, but the letter that follows is indiscernible. In any case, the date places the weight after 113/2 BC (= SE 200).
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