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ARCHAEOLOGICAL DESCRIPTION OF THE WEIGHT
Authority
Mint
South Syrian or Phoenician mint
Denomination
22 Drachmas
Material
Lead
Manufacture
Cast
Shape
Square
Length
4.70 cm
Width
5.00 cm
Height
- cm
Metrology
Mass (g) Mass (grain) Date of measurement Reference fragmented cleaned reference weight
74.19 - - Auction Leu 2021 No No Yes
Iconography
Symbol Technique Direction Position Number Synecdoche
Lattice pattern Relief
Elephant Relief RIGHT Walking
Wear
Corrosion
Handle
Yes
Suspension hole
No
Recarved mould
No
Recarved weight
No
Intentionally destroyed
No
Archaeological description
Auction Leu 2021: Southern Syria or Phoencia. Uncertain. Circa 3rd-1st centuries BC. Weight of 22 Drachms (Lead, 47x50 mm, 74.19 g). ΔPAX / KB Elephant walking right. Rev. Latticework design. Pondera -. Unpublished and unique. Some scuffs, otherwise, about very fine.
Autopsy
No
INSCRIPTION
Language Technique Legend type
Greek Relief Denomination
Fac simile

ΔΡΑΧ
ΚΒ

Edition
Δραχ(μαὶ) | κβ´.
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 2608 None None
VARIA
Additional comment
Auction Leu 2021: The face value of 22 drachms given on the obverse of this interesting weight results in a light drachm of 3.37 g. This is a clear indication that it was produced within the Ptolemaic sphere of influence.
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