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ARCHAEOLOGICAL DESCRIPTION OF THE WEIGHT
Authority
Mint
North Syrian mint
Denomination
100 Drachmas , 1 Mina
Material
Lead
Manufacture
Cast
Shape
Square
Length
5.50 cm
Width
5.80 cm
Height
- cm
Metrology
Mass (g) Mass (grain) Date of measurement Reference fragmented cleaned reference weight
437.00 - - Auction Leu 2021 No No Yes
Iconography
Symbol Technique Direction Position Number Synecdoche
Caduceus Incised
Horse Relief RIGHT Head
Wear
Corrosion
Handle
No
Suspension hole
No
Recarved mould
No
Recarved weight
No
Intentionally destroyed
No
Archaeological description
Auction Leu 2021: Syria. Northern Syria. Circa 3rd-1st centuries BC. Weight of 1 Mina (Lead, 55x58 mm, 437.00 g). Δ-H/M-O Head of a horse to right. Rev. Blank. Apparently unpublished. A large and impressive weight with interesting iconography. Graffito of P on the obverse and with a minor scuff on the reverse, otherwise, very fine.
Autopsy
No
INSCRIPTION
Language Technique Legend type
Greek Incised Denomination
Fac simile

Δ      Η
Ρ
Μ     Ο

Edition
Δ–η|μ–ό(σιον). | ρ´ (?)
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 -300 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 2607 None None
VARIA
Additional comment
Ρ incised? (= 100 drachmas?). Or caduceus?
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