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ARCHAEOLOGICAL DESCRIPTION OF THE WEIGHT
Authority
Mint
Denomination
6 Uncias
Material
Lead
Manufacture
Cast
Shape
Square
Length
5.20 cm
Width
8.70 cm
Height
0.90 cm
Metrology
Mass (g) Mass (grain) Date of measurement Reference fragmented cleaned reference weight
156.73 - - Auction Archaeological Center 2007 No No Yes
Iconography
Symbol Technique Direction Position Number Synecdoche
Column Relief Two
Concentric squares Relief
Garland Relief
Three imperial busts Relief FACING Three Bust
Wear
Corrosion
Handle
Yes
Suspension hole
Yes
Recarved mould
No
Recarved weight
No
Intentionally destroyed
No
Archaeological description
Auction Archaeological Center 2007: Syria, Palmyra? (Tadmor). A Roman Period square lead weight with a high loop handle, 156.73 gr., 8.7×5.2 cm., 0.9/0.6 cm. thick. The weight is decorated with three busts, two above and one below, flanked by two twisted columns. At top, garland. At the bottom, two mirror-shaped Greek letters: Γ Ϛ. On the back, there are three concentric rectangles. In fair condition. (A. Spaer coll. no. W-152). Unpublished.
Autopsy
No
INSCRIPTION
Language Technique Legend type
Greek Relief Denomination
Fac simile

Ϛ

Edition
Ο(ὐ)γ(γίαι) ϛ´.
Monogram
ARCHAEOLOGICAL CONTEXT
Findspot (region)
Findspot (site)
context
CIRCUMSTANCES OF ACQUISITION
Region
City
Date of first acquisition
April 4, 2007
circumstances
Antiquities trade.
DATING OF THE WEIGHT
Curatorial Section
LATE ROMAN AND BYZANTINE
Time frame
Comments on Chronology
COLLECTION HISTORY
Collection
Name Date of acquisition Inventory number
Antiquities Trade April 4, 2007 None
Spaer Collection None W-152
Bibliography
Reference Page/Column Reference (number) Plate / Figure Comment
Auction Archaeological Center 2007b 16–17 415 fig. 415 None
VARIA
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