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ARCHAEOLOGICAL DESCRIPTION OF THE WEIGHT
Authority
Aristion f. Kallimenes, agoranomos
Mint
Denomination
Material
Copper alloy (bronze or brass)
Manufacture
Cast
Shape
Square
Length
6.50 cm
Width
6.70 cm
Height
- cm
Metrology
Mass (g) Mass (grain) Date of measurement Reference fragmented cleaned reference weight
219.46 - - Auction Leu 2021 No No Yes
Iconography
Symbol Technique Direction Position Number Synecdoche
Caduceus Relief
Anvil Relief
Wear
Corrosion
Handle
Yes
Suspension hole
Yes
Recarved mould
No
Recarved weight
No
Intentionally destroyed
No
Archaeological description
Auction Leu 2021: Levantine region. Uncertain. Circa 1st century BC to 2nd century AD. Weight (Bronze, 65x67 mm, 219.46 g). APICTIⲰN / KAΛΛIME/NOY AΓOPA/NOMHCAC / TΩ ΔHMⲰ / Є/T in seven lines; in the last line, anvil (?) and kerykeion. Rev. Blank. Unpublished and of great interest. Some deposits, otherwise, very fine.
Autopsy
No
INSCRIPTION
Language Technique Legend type
Greek Relief Authority, Dedication, Unidentified
Fac simile

APICTIⲰN
KAΛΛIMЄ
NOVAΓOPA
NOMHCAC
TΩΔHMⲰ
Є
T

Edition
Ἀριστίων | Καλλιμέ|νου ἀγορα|νομήσας | τῷ δήμῳ. | Ε|Τ. “Aristion f. Kallimenes, having been an agoranomos, [dedicates this weight] to the demos.”
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 , ROMAN
Time frame
FROM -100 TO 250
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 2615 None None
VARIA
Additional comment
See https://pondera.uclouvain.be/artifact/13056/, https://pondera.uclouvain.be/artifact/13912/, and https://pondera.uclouvain.be/artifact/13913/.
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