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ARCHAEOLOGICAL DESCRIPTION OF THE WEIGHT
Authority
Mint
Byblos
Denomination
1/8 Mina
Material
Lead
Manufacture
Cast
Shape
Square
Length
6.00 cm
Width
6.70 cm
Height
- cm
Metrology
Mass (g) Mass (grain) Date of measurement Reference fragmented cleaned reference weight
171.00 - - Auction Leu 2021 No No Yes
Iconography
Symbol Technique Direction Position Number Synecdoche
Lattice pattern Relief
Crown of Isis Relief
Double cornucopia Relief
Wear
Corrosion
Handle
No
Suspension hole
Yes
Recarved mould
No
Recarved weight
No
Intentionally destroyed
No
Archaeological description
Auction Leu 2021: Phoenicia. Byblos, 2nd-1st centuries BC. Weight of 1/8 Mina (Ogdoon) (Lead, 60x67 mm, 171.00 g). [O]ΓΔΟΝ Two crossed cornucopiae with crown of Isis between. Rev. Latticework design. Pondera 11103-11106. Holed, otherwise, very fine.
Autopsy
No
INSCRIPTION
Language Technique Legend type
Greek Relief Denomination
Fac simile

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Edition
[Ὄ]γδον.
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 -200 TO -1
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 3956 None None
VARIA
Additional comment
Auction Leu 2021: The weight of this piece corresponds to a 1/4 Mina or Tetarton. However, the inscriptions clearly mark it as a 1/8 Mina or Ogdo(o)n.
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