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ARCHAEOLOGICAL DESCRIPTION OF THE WEIGHT
Authority
Unidentified
Mint
South Syrian or Phoenician mint
Denomination
1/8 Mina
Material
Lead
Manufacture
Cast
Shape
Square
Length
4.00 cm
Width
4.20 cm
Height
0.63 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
Lattice pattern Relief
Eagle Relief RIGHT Standing
Wear
Corrosion
Handle
No
Suspension hole
No
Recarved mould
No
Recarved weight
No
Intentionally destroyed
No
Archaeological description
Auction Archaeological Center 2007: Palestine (?), A Hellenistic Period square lead weight with high border, 66.0 gr., 4.0×4.2 cm., 6.3 mm. thick. In the center, an eagle standing to r. is depicted. The reverse has a network pattern. The partly preserved Greek inscription reads: LΘΝΡ ΑΓΟ/ΡΑΝΟΜΟΥ / ΥΝΤ[ ... ]. Year 159 = 154/3 BC, during the reign of Demetrius I, 162-150 BC. In good condition. (A. Spaer coll. no. W-172). Unpublished.
Autopsy
No
INSCRIPTION
Language Technique Legend type
Greek Relief Authority, Date, Unidentified
Fac simile

LΘΝΡΑΓΟ
ΡΑΝΟΜΟ
ΥΝΤ . . . . .
. . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . .

Edition
(Ἔτους) θνρ´ ἀγο|ρανομο|ῦντ[ος (?) – – –]
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 -154 TO -153
Comments on Chronology
SE 159 = 154/153 BCE.
COLLECTION HISTORY
Collection
Name Date of acquisition Inventory number
Antiquities Trade April 4, 2007 None
Spaer Collection None W-172
Bibliography
Reference Page/Column Reference (number) Plate / Figure Comment
Auction Archaeological Center 2007b 18–19 420 fig. 420 None
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