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ARCHAEOLOGICAL DESCRIPTION OF THE WEIGHT
Authority
Neron, Roman Emperor
Mint
Denomination
1 Uncia
Material
Lead
Manufacture
Cast
Shape
Square
Length
2.30 cm
Width
2.30 cm
Height
0.50 cm
Metrology
Mass (g) Mass (grain) Date of measurement Reference fragmented cleaned reference weight
24.99 - - Auction Nomos 2022 No No Yes
Iconography
Symbol Technique Direction Position Number Synecdoche
Athena / Minerva Relief LEFT Bust
Wear
Corrosion
Handle
No
Suspension hole
No
Recarved mould
No
Recarved weight
No
Intentionally destroyed
No
Archaeological description
Auction Nomos 2022: Nero, as Caesar, 50-54. Weight of 1 Ounce (Bronze, 23x23x5 mm, 24.99 g, 12 h), Official imperial weight to be used in the eastern provinces, dated year B of Nero under Claudius, 51/2. ET B THC NEPΩNOC Head of Athena to left, wearing crested Corinthian helmet; crescent countermark in the left field. Rev. HΓE/MON/IAC in three lines of inlaid letters; on the edges: KΛAY/ΔIOY/KAIC/APOC. Of great importance! Extremely rare. Brown patina. Very fine. From the collection of a young Lady, Switzerland.
Autopsy
No
INSCRIPTION
Language Technique Legend type
Greek Incised + Inlaid Authority, Date
Fac simile

ẸṬ Ḅ
THC
NEP
ΩNOC

KΛAY
ΔIOY
KAIC
APOC

HΓE
MON
IAC

Edition
Ἔ̣τ̣(ους) β̣´ | τῆς | Νέρ|ωνος || Κλαυ|δίου | Καίσ|αρος || ἡγε|μον|ίας.
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ARCHAEOLOGICAL CONTEXT
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CIRCUMSTANCES OF ACQUISITION
Region
City
Date of first acquisition
Jan. 2, 2022
circumstances
Antiquities trade.
DATING OF THE WEIGHT
Curatorial Section
GREEK , ROMAN
Time frame
FROM 51 TO 52
Comments on Chronology
Auction Nomos 2022: Nero, as Caesar, 50-54, dated year B of Nero under Claudius, 51/2.
COLLECTION HISTORY
Collection
Name Date of acquisition Inventory number
Antiquities Trade Jan. 2, 2022 None
Bibliography
Reference Page/Column Reference (number) Plate / Figure Comment
Auction Nomos 2022a None 818 None None
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