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ARCHAEOLOGICAL DESCRIPTION OF THE WEIGHT
Authority
Mint
North Syrian mint
Denomination
1/2 Mina
Material
Lead
Manufacture
Cast
Shape
Square
Length
8.00 cm
Width
8.40 cm
Height
- cm
Metrology
Mass (g) Mass (grain) Date of measurement Reference fragmented cleaned reference weight
368.51 - - Auction Leu 2021 No No Yes
Iconography
Symbol Technique Direction Position Number Synecdoche
Crown of Isis Relief
Double cornucopia Relief
Wear
Corrosion
Handle
No
Suspension hole
Yes
Recarved mould
No
Recarved weight
No
Intentionally destroyed
No
Archaeological description
Auction Leu 2021: Syria. Uncertain. Circa 2nd century BC to 2nd century AD. Weight of 1/2 Mina (Hemimnaion) (Lead, 80x84 mm, 368.51 g). H - H - H. Two stylized crossed cornucopiae; above, crown of Isis. Rev. Blank. Apparently unpublished. Very fine.
Autopsy
No
INSCRIPTION
Language Technique Legend type
Greek Relief Denomination
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Edition
Ἡ(μιμναῖον) | Ἡ(μιμναῖον) | Ἡ(μιμναῖον) (?).
Monogram
ARCHAEOLOGICAL CONTEXT
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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 -200 TO -1
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 2605 None None
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