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ARCHAEOLOGICAL DESCRIPTION OF THE WEIGHT
Authority
Mint
Denomination
Material
Lead
Manufacture
Cast
Shape
Rectangle
Length
4.80 cm
Width
7.30 cm
Height
- cm
Metrology
Mass (g) Mass (grain) Date of measurement Reference fragmented cleaned reference weight
202.73 - - Auction Archaeological Center 2007 No No Yes
Iconography
Symbol Technique Direction Position Number Synecdoche
Circle Relief
Concentric circles Relief Two
Wear
Corrosion
Handle
Yes
Suspension hole
Yes
Recarved mould
No
Recarved weight
No
Intentionally destroyed
No
Archaeological description
Auction Archaeological Center 2007: Palestine, Anonymous (Judaea). A Roman Period rectangular lead weight with pierced handle, 202.73 gr., 4.8×7.3 cm., 0.7/0.9 cm. thick. The obverse is decorated with a circular ladder pattern. On the reverse, traces of mirror-shaped Hebrew letters in a circle are visible. A further investigation and decipherment of the inscription may be possible. In fair condition. (A. Spaer coll. no. W-131). For similar weights see Qedar 1979:4076-7. Unpublished.
Autopsy
No
INSCRIPTION
Language Technique Legend type
Unidentified Relief Unidentified
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Monogram
ARCHAEOLOGICAL CONTEXT
Findspot (region)
Findspot (site)
context
CIRCUMSTANCES OF ACQUISITION
Region
City
Date of first acquisition
April 4, 2007
circumstances
Antiquities trade.
DATING OF THE WEIGHT
Curatorial Section
NEAR EASTERN , GREEK , ROMAN
Time frame
FROM -300 TO 200
Comments on Chronology
COLLECTION HISTORY
Collection
Name Date of acquisition Inventory number
Antiquities Trade April 4, 2007 None
Spaer Collection None W-8
Bibliography
Reference Page/Column Reference (number) Plate / Figure Comment
Auction Archaeological Center 2007b 6, 9 388 fig. 388 None
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