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ARCHAEOLOGICAL DESCRIPTION OF THE WEIGHT
Authority
Antiochos VIII Grypus, Seleucid King ; Satyros, agoranomos (Antioch)
Mint
Antioch
Denomination
1 Mina
Material
Lead
Manufacture
Cast
Shape
Square
Length
9.20 cm
Width
9.80 cm
Height
- cm
Metrology
Mass (g) Mass (grain) Date of measurement Reference fragmented cleaned reference weight
686.00 - - Auction Leu 2021 No No Yes
Iconography
Symbol Technique Direction Position Number Synecdoche
Lattice pattern Relief
Anchor Relief
Wear
Corrosion
Handle
No
Suspension hole
Yes
Recarved mould
No
Recarved weight
No
Intentionally destroyed
No
Archaeological description
Auction Leu 2021: Seleukid Kings of Syria. Antiochos VIII Epiphanes (Grypos), 121/0-97/6 BC. Weight of 1 Mina (Lead, 92x98 mm, 686.00 g), Satyros, agoranomos, SE 200 = 113/2 BC. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ AИ/TIOXOY - ΦΙΛOMH/TOPOΣ ETOYΣ / Σ - MИA / AΓOPAИOMOИ/TOΣ ΣATYPOY Seleukid anchor. Rev. Latticework design. Unpublished and of great interest. Holed and with some scuffs, otherwise, very fine. The reading of the date on this important royal weight is not entirely certain, but a plain 200 = 113/2 BC seems the most likely. The curious lead peace attached to the reverse was perhaps added later to adjust the weight to a modification in the weight standard.
Autopsy
No
INSCRIPTION
Language Technique Legend type
Greek Relief Authority, Date, Denomination
Fac simile

ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ AИ
TIOXOYΦΙΛOMH
TOPOΣETOYΣ
   Σ             MИA
AΓOPAИOMOИ
TOΣΣATYPOY 

Edition
[Β]ασιλέως Ἀν|τιόχ̣ου Φιλομή|τορος· ἔ̣τ̣ο̣υς | [.]σ´ – μ̣ν̣ᾶ̣ | ἀγορανομο[ῦν]|τος Σα̣τύρο[υ].
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ARCHAEOLOGICAL CONTEXT
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CIRCUMSTANCES OF ACQUISITION
Region
City
Date of first acquisition
Dec. 20, 2021
circumstances
Antiquities trade.
DATING OF THE WEIGHT
Curatorial Section
GREEK
Time frame
FROM -113 TO -96
Comments on Chronology
Between SE 200 = 113/112 BCE and the end of Antiochos VIII's reign.
Auction Leu 2021: The reading of the date on this important royal weight is not entirely certain, but a plain 200 = 113/2 BC seems the most likely.
COLLECTION HISTORY
Collection
Name Date of acquisition Inventory number
Antiquities Trade Dec. 20, 2021 None
Bibliography
Reference Page/Column Reference (number) Plate / Figure Comment
Auction Leu 2021d None 3947 None None
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