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ARCHAEOLOGICAL DESCRIPTION OF THE WEIGHT
Authority
Mint
Seleucia Pieria
Denomination
1/4 Mina
Material
Copper alloy (bronze or brass)
Manufacture
Cast
Shape
Square
Length
6.00 cm
Width
6.00 cm
Height
0.00 cm
Metrology
Mass (g) Mass (grain) Date of measurement Reference fragmented cleaned reference weight
113.56 - - Auction Roma 2021 No No Yes
Iconography
Symbol Technique Direction Position Number Synecdoche
Lattice pattern Relief
Anchor Stamped / Countermarked
Zebu Relief LEFT Walking
Wear
Corrosion
Handle
No
Suspension hole
No
Recarved mould
No
Recarved weight
No
Intentionally destroyed
No
Archaeological description
Roma Numismatics 2021: Seleukid Empire, Seleukeia Pieria Æ Tetarton (1/4 Mina) Weight. Circa 200-150 BC. Zebu (Brahma) bull to left; ΣΕΛΕΥΚΕΙΟN above, TETAPTON below / Latticework design. J. Paul Getty Museum: A Passion for Antiquities, Ancient Art from the Collection of Barbara and Lawrence Fleischman, 95 = J. Paul Getty Museum 96.AC.143. 113.56g, 60 x 60mm. Preserved in very good condition; concretions remaining on rev. Extremely Rare. From the inventory of a German dealer.
Autopsy
No
INSCRIPTION
Language Technique Legend type
Greek Relief Denomination, Mint
Fac simile

ΣΕΛΕΥΚΕΙΟΝ
ΤΕΤΑΡΤΟΝ

Edition
Σελεύκειον | τέταρτον.
Monogram
ARCHAEOLOGICAL CONTEXT
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CIRCUMSTANCES OF ACQUISITION
Region
City
Date of first acquisition
Oct. 7, 2021
circumstances
Antiquities trade.
DATING OF THE WEIGHT
Curatorial Section
GREEK
Time frame
FROM -250 TO -100
Comments on Chronology
According to Seyrig 1946–48, p. 45–46: 301–187/6 BCE; Gatier 1994: mid-2nd c. BCE? Roma Numismatics 2021: Circa 200–150 BC.
COLLECTION HISTORY
Collection
Name Date of acquisition Inventory number
Antiquities Trade Oct. 7, 2021 None
Bibliography
Reference Page/Column Reference (number) Plate / Figure Comment
Auction Roma 2021d 140 438 None None
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