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ARCHAEOLOGICAL DESCRIPTION OF THE WEIGHT
Authority
Mint
Potidaion
Denomination
Material
Lead
Manufacture
Cast
Shape
Square
Length
1.70 cm
Width
1.70 cm
Height
0.55 cm
Metrology
Mass (g) Mass (grain) Date of measurement Reference fragmented cleaned reference weight
13.04 - - Auction Nomos 2021 No No Yes
Iconography
Symbol Technique Direction Position Number Synecdoche
Concentric squares Relief Three
Dolphin Relief Two
Wear
Corrosion
Handle
No
Suspension hole
No
Recarved mould
No
Recarved weight
No
Intentionally destroyed
No
Archaeological description
Auction Nomos 2021: Islands off Caria, Karpathos. Poseidion. Circa 500-475 BC. (Lead, 17x17x5.5 mm, 13.04 g), Weight of 1 Stater. Two dolphins: the larger swimming to left above a smaller one swimming to right; all within a rectangular frame consisting of two concentric linear rectangles with a line of pellets between them. Rev. Blank, as made. An interesting early Greek weight, very clear and with a well-struck design. Light earthen deposits, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Autopsy
No
INSCRIPTION
Language Technique Legend type
Fac simile
Edition
Monogram
ARCHAEOLOGICAL CONTEXT
Findspot (region)
Findspot (site)
context
CIRCUMSTANCES OF ACQUISITION
Region
City
Date of first acquisition
June 22, 2021
circumstances
Antiquities trade.
DATING OF THE WEIGHT
Curatorial Section
GREEK
Time frame
FROM -500 TO -400
Comments on Chronology
COLLECTION HISTORY
Collection
Name Date of acquisition Inventory number
Antiquities Trade June 22, 2021 None
Bibliography
Reference Page/Column Reference (number) Plate / Figure Comment
Auction Nomos 2021 None 190 fig. None
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