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ARCHAEOLOGICAL DESCRIPTION OF THE WEIGHT
Authority
Mint
Laodicea ad Mare
Denomination
1/16 Mina
Material
Lead
Manufacture
Cast
Shape
Square
Length
4.00 cm
Width
4.00 cm
Height
- cm
Metrology
Mass (g) Mass (grain) Date of measurement Reference fragmented cleaned reference weight
82.61 - - Auction Leu 2021 No No Yes
Iconography
Symbol Technique Direction Position Number Synecdoche
Wear
Corrosion
Handle
No
Suspension hole
No
Recarved mould
No
Recarved weight
No
Intentionally destroyed
No
Archaeological description
Auction Leu 2021: Syria, Seleucis and Pieria. Laodikeia ad Mare. 2nd-3rd centuries AD. Weight of 1/16 Mina (Lead, 40x40 mm, 82.61 g). ЄTOYC / ς TOY / KAI HΞ / KAI LH (?) around central bulge. Rev. Blank. Unpublished and unique. Good fine.
Autopsy
No
INSCRIPTION
Language Technique Legend type
Greek Relief Date
Fac simile

ЄTOYC
ς TOY
KAI Ι
KAI

Edition
Ἔ̣τ̣ο̣υ̣ς | ϛ´ (?) τοῦ | καὶ ι̣´ [το|ῦ] κ̣α̣[ὶ νσ´ (?)].
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ARCHAEOLOGICAL CONTEXT
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CIRCUMSTANCES OF ACQUISITION
Region
City
Date of first acquisition
May 24, 2021
circumstances
Antiquities trade.
DATING OF THE WEIGHT
Curatorial Section
GREEK , ROMAN
Time frame
FROM 202 TO 203
Comments on Chronology
If the reading is correct, Year 250 of the Caesarian Era = Year 6 of the Colony = Year 10 of the Metropolis = 202/203 CE. For the date, see e.g. https://pondera.uclouvain.be/artifact/3641/.
COLLECTION HISTORY
Collection
Name Date of acquisition Inventory number
Antiquities Trade May 24, 2021 None
Bibliography
Reference Page/Column Reference (number) Plate / Figure Comment
Auction Leu 2021b None 4062 None None
VARIA
Additional comment
Auction Leu 2021: From a European collection, formed before 2005. This interesting weight carries three dates, but the legend is difficult to read. It was likely produced in the later 2nd or early 3rd century AD.
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