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ARCHAEOLOGICAL DESCRIPTION OF THE WEIGHT
Authority
Mint
Antioch
Denomination
1 Mina
Material
Copper alloy (bronze or brass)
Manufacture
Cast
Shape
Square
Length
9.50 cm
Width
8.70 cm
Height
0.00 cm
Metrology
Mass (g) Mass (grain) Date of measurement Reference fragmented cleaned reference weight
403.81 - - Auction Roma 2021 No No Yes
Iconography
Symbol Technique Direction Position Number Synecdoche
Egg and dart pattern Relief
Lattice pattern Relief
Anchor Relief
Elephant 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, Antioch Æ Mina Weight. Circa 2nd-1st century BC. Elephant standing to left; ANTIOXEIA above, upright anchor before, MNA in exergue; all within ornamental rectangular border / Latticework design. Cf. J. Forien de Rochesnard, Album des poids antiques 2, La Grece Antique, p. 57; cf. J. Paul Getty Museum 96.AI.146 (in the name of Antiochos, with magistrate's name). 403.81g, 95mm x 87mm. Condition as seen. Extremely Rare. From the collection of Dr. Gholam Reza Assar.
Autopsy
No
INSCRIPTION
Language Technique Legend type
Greek Relief Denomination, Mint
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Edition
Ἀντιόχεια | μνᾶ.
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
Roma Numismatics 2021: Circa 2nd-1st century BC.
COLLECTION HISTORY
Collection
Name Date of acquisition Inventory number
Antiquities Trade Oct. 7, 2021 None
Assar Collection None None
Bibliography
Reference Page/Column Reference (number) Plate / Figure Comment
Auction Roma 2021d 140 437 None None
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