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ARCHAEOLOGICAL DESCRIPTION OF THE WEIGHT
Authority
Amo(...) (?), magistrate (Gaza)
Mint
Gaza
Denomination
1/8 Libra
Material
Lead
Manufacture
Cast
Shape
Square
Length
4.10 cm
Width
4.50 cm
Height
0.15 cm
Metrology
Mass (g) Mass (grain) Date of measurement Reference fragmented cleaned reference weight
42.50 - - Kushnir-Stein 2002, Auction Archaeological Center 2007 No No Yes
Iconography
Symbol Technique Direction Position Number Synecdoche
Wear
Corrosion
Handle
No
Suspension hole
Yes
Recarved mould
No
Recarved weight
No
Intentionally destroyed
No
Archaeological description
Kushnir-Stein 2002: Square lead weight. Reverse side is blank.
Auction Archaeological Center 2007: Palestine, Gaza. A Roman Period square lead weight. 42.5 gr., 4.5×4.1 cm., 0.15 cm. thick. On a lead weight a square impression was stamped with a Greek inscription from which only the Greek letter Ρ is certain and the Phoenician letter mem in mirror-shape at the upper right comer. On the upper left corner there is an additional square stamp with three visible letters: Α/ΜΟ. On the left edge traces of the original inscription are visible. The reverse is blank. The surface is damaged and corroded. (A. Spaer coll. no. W-82). Published by Alla Kushnir-Stein, 2002a, no. 4.
Autopsy
No
INSCRIPTION
Language Technique Legend type
Greek Stamped / Countermarked Authority
Phoenician Relief Mint
Greek Relief Unidentified
Fac simile

Ρ {Phoenician letter mem}
{four lines illegible}

Countermark:
Α
ΜΟ

Edition
Ρ[–––] {Phoenician letter mem} | [–––] | [–––] | [–––] | [–––].

Countermark: Α(–––)|ΜΟ(–––)
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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 1 TO 250
Comments on Chronology
COLLECTION HISTORY
Collection
Name Date of acquisition Inventory number
Antiquities Trade April 4, 2007 None
Spaer Collection None W-82
Bibliography
Reference Page/Column Reference (number) Plate / Figure Comment
Kushnir-Stein 2002b 40 4 fig. 4 None
Auction Archaeological Center 2007b 12–13 401 fig. 401 None
VARIA
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