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ARCHAEOLOGICAL DESCRIPTION OF THE WEIGHT
Authority
Antigonos, agoranomos (Antioch) ; Antiochos X Eusebes, Seleucid King
Mint
Antioch
Denomination
1 Mina
Material
Lead
Manufacture
Cast
Shape
Square
Length
- cm
Width
- cm
Height
- cm
Metrology
Mass (g) Mass (grain) Date of measurement Reference fragmented cleaned reference weight
636.20 - - Auction NYS 2022 No No Yes
Iconography
Symbol Technique Direction Position Number Synecdoche
Anchor Relief
Wear
Corrosion
Handle
No
Suspension hole
No
Recarved mould
No
Recarved weight
No
Intentionally destroyed
No
Archaeological description
Auction NYS 2022: Seleukid Kingdom. Antiochos X Eusebes Philopator. PB Mina Weight (636.2 g), 94-88 BC. SE 221 (92/1 BC). Issued when Antigonos was market official ( agoronomos ). ETOVΣ AKΣ / AΓOPANOMOVNTOΣ / ANTIΓONOV / MNA / ΛΛΛΛΛΛΛ in five lines. Reverse: BAΣIΛEΩΣ ANTIOΧOY EYΣEBOYΣ ΦIΛOΠATOPOΣ in two lines either side of Seleukid anchor. Pondera -; cf. P. Weiss and K. Ehling, "Marktgewichte im Namen seleukidischer Könige," Chiron 36 (2006), 369-378, for a nearly identical published one mina weight of Antiochos X Eusebes but in the name of the agoranomos Demetrios for year 218 (95/4 BC). Seemingly unpublished and interesting. There are only a handful of Seleukid weights known. Reddish-brown patina with white-sandy encrustations. Choice Very Fine. Estimated Value $3,000 - UP. Ex Tareq Hani Collection.
Autopsy
No
INSCRIPTION
Language Technique Legend type
Greek Relief Authority, Date, Denomination
Fac simile
Edition
Βασιλέως | Ἀντιόχου | Εὐσεβοῦς | Φιλοπάτορος || Ἔτους ακσ´ | ἀγορανομοῦντος | Ἀντιγόνου | μνᾶ.
Monogram
ARCHAEOLOGICAL CONTEXT
Findspot (region)
Findspot (site)
context
CIRCUMSTANCES OF ACQUISITION
Region
City
Date of first acquisition
Jan. 22, 2022
circumstances
Antiquities trade.
DATING OF THE WEIGHT
Curatorial Section
GREEK
Time frame
FROM -92 TO -91
Comments on Chronology
92/91 BCE [Reign of Antiochus X Eusebes (95–92 BCE) and Seleucid Era 221 = 92/91 BCE].
COLLECTION HISTORY
Collection
Name Date of acquisition Inventory number
Antiquities Trade Jan. 22, 2022 None
Hani Collection None None
Bibliography
Reference Page/Column Reference (number) Plate / Figure Comment
Auction NYS 2022 None 76 fig. None
VARIA
Additional comment
See https://pondera.uclouvain.be/artifact/3528/
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