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ARCHAEOLOGICAL DESCRIPTION OF THE WEIGHT
Authority
Flavius Bassos, ephoros ; Flavius Zonainos, ephoros
Mint
Denomination
1 Libra = 1 Litra
Material
Lead
Manufacture
Cast
Shape
Disc or similar (ellipse, etc.)
Length
10.10 cm
Width
10.10 cm
Height
0.79 cm
Metrology
Mass (g) Mass (grain) Date of measurement Reference fragmented cleaned reference weight
233.30 - - Auction Archaeological Center 2007 No No Yes
Iconography
Symbol Technique Direction Position Number Synecdoche
Concentric circles Relief Two
Cross Relief
Wear
Corrosion
Handle
Yes
Suspension hole
Yes
Recarved mould
No
Recarved weight
No
Intentionally destroyed
No
Archaeological description
Auction Archaeological Center 2007: Palestine, Anonymous (Judaean city?). A Byzantine round lead weight, 233.3 gr., 101 cm. in diam., 6.2/7.9 cm. thick. At top and at the beginning of the inscription, a cross is depicted. The Greek inscription reads: ΕΠΙ ΦΛΑ / ΒΑC ΕΘΥ ΚΑΙ / ΖΟΝΑΙΝΟΥ / ΛΑΜΠΡ ΡΡ ΕΦΟ ΡΡ / ΥΝΔΒΙ Λ Α. On the reverse a large letter Α is depicted surrounded by two registers decorated with diamonds and wavy lines. In very good condition. Rare. (A. Spaer coll. no. W-163). Unpublished.
Autopsy
No
INSCRIPTION
Language Technique Legend type
Greek Relief Authority, Date, Denomination
Fac simile

A

         +
+ ΕΠΙ
ΦΛΑ
ΒΑC ΕΘΥ ΚΑΙ
ΖΟΝΑΙΝΟΥ
ΛΑΜΠΡ ΡΡ ΕΦΟ ΡΡ
     ΥΝΔΒΙ
        Λ Α

Edition
α´. || ✝ | ✝ Ἐπὶ Φλ(αουίων) | Βάσσου καὶ | Ζοναίνου | λαμπρ(οτάτων) ἐφόρ(ων), | ἰνδ(ικτιῶνος) βι΄, | (λίτρα) α΄.
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
LATE ROMAN AND BYZANTINE
Time frame
FROM 400 TO 700
Comments on Chronology
COLLECTION HISTORY
Collection
Name Date of acquisition Inventory number
Antiquities Trade April 4, 2007 None
Spaer Collection None W-163
Bibliography
Reference Page/Column Reference (number) Plate / Figure Comment
Auction Archaeological Center 2007b 6, 9 390 fig. 390 None
Gatier 2014 159–160 None fig. 9 None
VARIA
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