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ARCHAEOLOGICAL DESCRIPTION OF THE WEIGHT
Authority
Mint
Gaza
Denomination
1/8 Mina
Material
Lead
Manufacture
Cast
Shape
Square
Length
4.90 cm
Width
6.60 cm
Height
0.68 cm
Metrology
Mass (g) Mass (grain) Date of measurement Reference fragmented cleaned reference weight
100.00 - - Lifshitz 1976 No No No
102.30 - - Auction Archaeological Center 2007 No No Yes
Iconography
Symbol Technique Direction Position Number Synecdoche
Wear
Corrosion
Handle
Yes
Suspension hole
No
Recarved mould
No
Recarved weight
No
Intentionally destroyed
No
Archaeological description
Lifshitz 1976: Unveröffentlicht (Sammlung A. Spaer, Jerusalem). Form: Rechteckig mit kreisförmigem Zapfen am oberen Ende. Maße: Höhe: 65 mm; Breite: 45 mm; Dicke: 6 mm. Gewicht: 100 g. Vorderseite: Rechteck und Zapfen sind umrahmt. Von der zweizeiligen Inschrift sind nur noch die Buchstaben ΟΝ zu entziffern (die Lesung des Buchstabens Ν steht außer Zweifel; zu seiner Form siehe zu Nr. 6). Rückseite: Glatt, phönizisches Mem, die Initiale Marnas (siehe zu Nr. 1).
Auction Archaeological Center 2007: Palestine, Gaza. A Roman Period square lead weight with raised border and a handle. 102.3 gr., 4.9×4.6 cm., (6.6 cm. with the handle), 0.68 cm. thick. The Greek inscription reads: ΟΓΔ/ΟΝ (the letter Nin mirror-shape) “An eighth” which indicates the weight. The upper middle field is corroded and the two letters ΓΔ are damaged, but the reading is certain, based on the next, almost identical weight. On the reverse there is a large Phoenician letter mem in relief. In good condition and rare. (A. Spaer coll. no. W-1). Published by Baruch Lifshitz, 1976, no. 8.
Autopsy
No
INSCRIPTION
Language Technique Legend type
Phoenician Relief Mint
Greek Relief Denomination
Fac simile

󰂡󰀠󰀨󰂡
󰂡󰆐

{Phoenician letter mem}

Edition
Ὄγδ|ον. || {Phoenician letter mem}
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
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-1
Bibliography
Reference Page/Column Reference (number) Plate / Figure Comment
Lifshitz 1976 172–173 8 fig. 8 None
Kushnir-Stein 2002b 41, n. 18 None None None
Auction Archaeological Center 2007b 10, 13 398 fig. 398 None
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