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ARCHAEOLOGICAL DESCRIPTION OF THE WEIGHT
Authority
Unidentified
Mint
North Syrian mint
Denomination
1/8 Mina
Material
Lead
Manufacture
Cast
Shape
Square
Length
4.20 cm
Width
4.30 cm
Height
- cm
Metrology
Mass (g) Mass (grain) Date of measurement Reference fragmented cleaned reference weight
58.94 - - Auction Leu 2021 No No Yes
Iconography
Symbol Technique Direction Position Number Synecdoche
Lattice pattern Relief
Ear of wheat Relief
Bunch of grapes Relief
Wear
Corrosion
Handle
No
Suspension hole
No
Recarved mould
No
Recarved weight
No
Intentionally destroyed
No
Archaeological description
Auction Leu 2021: Northern Syria. Weight of 1/8 Mina (Ogdoon) (Lead, 42x43 mm, 58.94 g), SE 196 = 122/1 BC. AϘ-P / EΠ-I / MAP - AMIΔ / [.]MΠΟ - [..]ΩN / EΠΙM[EΛH...] / [O]ΓΔΩN Large grain ear; to right, bunch of grapes. Rev. Latticework design. An unusual and interesting piece apparently naming an epimeletes, a magistrate in charge of the coinage of a polis. Somewhat rough and with surface cracks, otherwise, very fine.
Autopsy
No
INSCRIPTION
Language Technique Legend type
Greek Relief Authority, Date, Denomination
Fac simile

AϘ      P
EΠ      I
MAP   AMIΔ
. MΠΟ  . . ΩN
EΠΙMEΛHΤ .
. ΓΔΩN

Edition
αϙ–ρ̣´ | ἐπὶ | ΜΑΡ–ΑΜΙΔΛ̣ | ἐ̣μπο–ρ̣ί̣ων | ἐπιμελητ[οῦ] | Ὄ̣γδ–ων.
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 -122 TO -121
Comments on Chronology
SE 191 = 122/121 BCE.
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 3962 None None
VARIA
Additional comment
Is the name ot the epimeletes Mar(cus) Amid[ius]?
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