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ARCHAEOLOGICAL DESCRIPTION OF THE WEIGHT
Authority
Apollodoros, agoranomos (Heraclea Pontica)
Mint
Heraclea Pontica
Denomination
1 Mina
Material
Lead
Manufacture
Cast
Shape
Square
Length
5.40 cm
Width
6.00 cm
Height
2.00 cm
Metrology
Mass (g) Mass (grain) Date of measurement Reference fragmented cleaned reference weight
578.00 - - Auction Leu 2021 No No Yes
Iconography
Symbol Technique Direction Position Number Synecdoche
Heracles / Hercules Relief RIGHT Head
Club Relief
Quiver Relief
Wear
Corrosion
Handle
No
Suspension hole
No
Recarved mould
Yes
Recarved weight
No
Intentionally destroyed
No
Archaeological description
Auction Leu 2021: Bithynia. Herakleia Pontika, circa 4th-3rd centuries BC. Weight of 1 Mina (Lead, 20x54x60 mm, 578.00 g, 6 h), Apollodoros, magistrate. MNA Head of Herakles to right, wearing lion skin headdress. Rev. HPAKΛE/ΩTAN Club and bow in bowcase. Pondera -, cf. 1593, 12524, 12607, 12608 and 13034 (differing magistrates). Apparently unpublished. Some minor flan faults and with two large cuts on the reverse, otherwise, very fine. This impressive early Hellenistic weight is stamped twice on the edge with AΠΟΛΛOΔΩPOY within a rectangular incuse. This is very likely the name of the magistrate overseeing the production and guaranteeing the weight standard of the weight.
Autopsy
No
INSCRIPTION
Language Technique Legend type
Greek Stamped / Countermarked Authority
Greek Relief Denomination, Mint
Fac simile

ΜΝΑ

HPAKΛE
ΩTAN

Countermarks (on two sides): AΠΟΛΛOΔΩPOY

Edition
Μνᾶ || Ἡρακλ|εωτᾶν.
Countermarks (on two sides): Ἀπολλοδώρου.
Monogram
ARCHAEOLOGICAL CONTEXT
Findspot (region)
Findspot (site)
context
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 -350 TO -250
Comments on Chronology
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 3951 None None
VARIA
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