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ARCHAEOLOGICAL DESCRIPTION OF THE WEIGHT
Authority
Philinos, agoranomos (South Levant)
Mint
South Levant mint
Denomination
8 Drachmas
Material
Lead
Manufacture
Cast
Shape
Square
Length
3.80 cm
Width
3.80 cm
Height
0.40 cm
Metrology
Mass (g) Mass (grain) Date of measurement Reference fragmented cleaned reference weight
34.40 - - Auction Archaeological Center 2007 No No Yes
Iconography
Symbol Technique Direction Position Number Synecdoche
Wear
Corrosion
Handle
Yes
Suspension hole
Yes
Recarved mould
No
Recarved weight
No
Intentionally destroyed
No
Archaeological description
Auction Archaeological Center 2007: Palestine, Anonymous (Southern Palestinian?). A Roman Period square lead weight with small handle at top, 34.40 gr., 3.8×3.8 cm., 0.4 cm. thick. The framed Greek inscription reads: LΒΟΡ / ΑΓΟΡΑ / Ι–Η / ΦΙΛΙΝΟΥ “Year 172” (year 140/39 BC), “Philinoy being agoranomos”. The reverse is blank. In good condition. (A. Spaer coll. no. W-147). Unpublished.
Autopsy
No
INSCRIPTION
Language Technique Legend type
Greek Relief Authority, Date, Denomination
Fac simile

LΒΟΡ
ΑΓΟΡΑ

𐅂Η
ΦΙΛΙΝΟΥ

Edition
(Ἔτους) βορ´ | ἀγορα(νόμου) | (δραχμαὶ) η´ | Φιλίνου.
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
Time frame
FROM -141 TO -140
Comments on Chronology
SE 172 = 141/140 BCE.
COLLECTION HISTORY
Collection
Name Date of acquisition Inventory number
Antiquities Trade April 4, 2007 None
Spaer Collection None W-147
Bibliography
Reference Page/Column Reference (number) Plate / Figure Comment
Auction Archaeological Center 2007b 12, 15 406 fig. 406 None
VARIA
Additional comment
See https://pondera.uclouvain.be/artifact/11557/
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