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ARCHAEOLOGICAL DESCRIPTION OF THE WEIGHT
Authority
Mint
Denomination
Material
Lead
Manufacture
Cast
Shape
Disc or similar (ellipse, etc.)
Length
3.50 cm
Width
3.50 cm
Height
- cm
Metrology
Mass (g) Mass (grain) Date of measurement Reference fragmented cleaned reference weight
33.55 - - Auction Leu 2021 No No Yes
Iconography
Symbol Technique Direction Position Number Synecdoche
Crescent Stamped / Countermarked
Altar Stamped / Countermarked Half
Snake Stamped / Countermarked RIGHT
Wear
Corrosion
Handle
No
Suspension hole
No
Recarved mould
No
Recarved weight
No
Intentionally destroyed
No
Archaeological description
Auction Leu 2021: Uncertain East. Circa 3rd-1st centuries BC. Weight of 2 Tetradrachms (?) (Lead, 35 mm, 33.55 g). Serpent coiled to right on altar; behind its head, crescent; to right, B (?) above uncertain symbol. Some scrapes and cuts and with some surface flaking, otherwise, good fine.
Autopsy
No
INSCRIPTION
Language Technique Legend type
Greek Stamped / Countermarked Unidentified
Fac simile

Β

Edition
β´. (?)
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 2611 None None
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