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ARCHAEOLOGICAL DESCRIPTION OF THE WEIGHT
Authority
Mint
Denomination
18 Grammata = 18 Scrupuli
Material
Lead
Manufacture
Cast
Shape
Square
Length
2.80 cm
Width
4.70 cm
Height
0.30 cm
Metrology
Mass (g) Mass (grain) Date of measurement Reference fragmented cleaned reference weight
17.10 - - Auction Archaeological Center 2007 No No Yes
Iconography
Symbol Technique Direction Position Number Synecdoche
Column Relief Two
Concentric squares Relief
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, 17.10 gr., 4.7×2.8 cm., 0.3 cm. thick. The weight is inscribed with four Greek letters flanked by two twisted columns. The Greek inscription reads: ΓΡ / ΙΗ “18 grammata”. On the back, there is a framed central square. In good condition. (A. Spaer coll. no. W-180). Unpublished.
Autopsy
No
INSCRIPTION
Language Technique Legend type
Greek Relief Denomination
Fac simile

ΓΡ
ΙΗ

Edition
Γρ(άμματα) | ιη´.
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-180
Bibliography
Reference Page/Column Reference (number) Plate / Figure Comment
Auction Archaeological Center 2007b 16–17 416 fig. 416 None
VARIA
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