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ARCHAEOLOGICAL DESCRIPTION OF THE WEIGHT
Authority
Mint
Gaza
Denomination
1 Mina
Material
Lead
Manufacture
Cast
Shape
Rectangle
Length
8.00 cm
Width
7.00 cm
Height
0.90 cm
Metrology
Mass (g) Mass (grain) Date of measurement Reference fragmented cleaned reference weight
510.00 - - Lifshitz 1976 No No No
510.10 - - Auction Archaeological Center 2007 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 Archaeological Center 2007: Auction Archaeological Center 2007: Palestine, Gaza. A Roman Period rectangular lead weight with raised border. 510.10 gr., 8.2×7.2 cm., 13.4 cm. thick. The Greek inscription reads: [Α]ΓΟΡ[Α] / Υ[..] / Α[.] “Agoranomos [...]”. In the center a large Phoenician letter mem is depicted. The reverse is blank. The surface is corroded and damaged. (A. Spaer coll. no. W-4). Published by Baruch Lifshitz, 1976, no. 7.
Lifshitz 1976: Unveröffentlicht (Sammlung A. Spaer, Jerusalem). Form: Rechteckig. Maße: Höhe: 70 mm; Breite: 80 mm; Dicke: 9 mm. Gewicht: 510 g. Vorderseite: Umrahmt, schwer lesbare zweizeilige Inschrift, in der Mitte das phönizische Mem (spiegelverkehrt), die Initiale des Gottesnamens Marna (siehe zu Nr. 1). Erkennbar sind die Buchstaben: Ἀγορα|ία (μνᾶ). Die beiden letzten Buchstaben von Zeile 1 bilden eine Ligatur. Es handelt sich mit Sicherheit um eine Mine. Rückseite: Unverziert.
Autopsy
No
INSCRIPTION
Language Technique Legend type
Phoenician Relief Mint
Greek Relief Authority, Unidentified
Fac simile

[Α]ΓΟΡ[Α] (?)
ΙΑ (?)
 

Edition
[Ἀ]γορ[α]|ία (μνᾶ) | {Phoenician letter mem}
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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
GREEK , ROMAN
Time frame
FROM -200 TO 200
Comments on Chronology
COLLECTION HISTORY
Collection
Name Date of acquisition Inventory number
Antiquities Trade April 4, 2007 None
Spaer Collection None W-4
Bibliography
Reference Page/Column Reference (number) Plate / Figure Comment
Lifshitz 1976 172 7 fig. 7 None
Auction Archaeological Center 2007b 10–11, 13 394 fig. 394 None
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