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ARCHAEOLOGICAL DESCRIPTION OF THE WEIGHT
Authority
Mint
Denomination
Material
Lead
Manufacture
Cast
Shape
Square
Length
6.50 cm
Width
8.20 cm
Height
1.33 cm
Metrology
Mass (g) Mass (grain) Date of measurement Reference fragmented cleaned reference weight
422.02 - - Auction Archaeological Center 2007 No No Yes
Iconography
Symbol Technique Direction Position Number Synecdoche
Sign of Tanit Relief
Unidentified Relief
Wear
Corrosion
Handle
Yes
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 a handle, 422.02 gr., Diam.: 6.5 cm., and 8.2 cm. with the handle, 13.3/8.8 mm. thick. The surface depicts a large enigmatic emblem, resembling the emblem of the Punic goddess Tanit. The back is flat. In good condition. (A. Spaer coll. no. W-138). Unpublished.
Autopsy
No
INSCRIPTION
Language Technique Legend type
Fac simile
Edition
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
NEAR EASTERN , 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-138
Bibliography
Reference Page/Column Reference (number) Plate / Figure Comment
Auction Archaeological Center 2007b 18–19 421 fig. 421 None
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