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ARCHAEOLOGICAL DESCRIPTION OF THE WEIGHT
Authority
Mint
Denomination
Material
Lead
Manufacture
Cast
Shape
Disc or similar (ellipse, etc.)
Length
4.50 cm
Width
4.50 cm
Height
0.72 cm
Metrology
Mass (g) Mass (grain) Date of measurement Reference fragmented cleaned reference weight
75.20 - - Auction Archaeological Center 2007 No No Yes
Iconography
Symbol Technique Direction Position Number Synecdoche
Seven-rayed circle Relief
Cornucopia Relief
Wear
Corrosion
Handle
No
Suspension hole
No
Recarved mould
No
Recarved weight
No
Intentionally destroyed
No
Archaeological description
Auction Archaeological Center 2007: Uncertain. A Hellenistic Period round lead weight, 75.20 gr., Diam.: 4.5 cm., 3.3/7.2 mm. thick. In the center a cornucopiae is depicted on a high round discus. Around the discus there is a register containing an undecipherable Greek inscription. On the back, a star with seven rays is depicted, superposed a septa-gram. In good condition. (A. Spaer coll. no. W-132). Unpublished.
Autopsy
No
INSCRIPTION
Language Technique Legend type
Greek Relief Unidentified
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Edition
[illegible]
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
GREEK
Time frame
FROM -300 TO -1
Comments on Chronology
COLLECTION HISTORY
Collection
Name Date of acquisition Inventory number
Antiquities Trade April 4, 2007 None
Spaer Collection None W-132
Bibliography
Reference Page/Column Reference (number) Plate / Figure Comment
Auction Archaeological Center 2007b 18–19 418 fig. 418 None
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