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ARCHAEOLOGICAL DESCRIPTION OF THE WEIGHT
Authority
Lucius Verus, Roman Emperor ; Marcus Aurelius, Roman Emperor
Mint
Berytos
Denomination
Material
Lead
Manufacture
Cast
Shape
Disc or similar (ellipse, etc.)
Length
7.80 cm
Width
9.80 cm
Height
- cm
Metrology
Mass (g) Mass (grain) Date of measurement Reference fragmented cleaned reference weight
250.00 - - Gatier 1998–1999 No No Yes
Iconography
Symbol Technique Direction Position Number Synecdoche
Column Relief
Astarte Relief FACING
Tyche Relief FACING
Nike Relief LEFT Crowning
Ard Relief RIGHT
Bull / Cow / Calf Relief RIGHT Two
Male figure Relief RIGHT Plowing
Lucius Verus Relief RIGHT Bust
Marcus Aurelius Relief LEFT Bust
Wear
Corrosion
Handle
Yes
Suspension hole
No
Recarved mould
No
Recarved weight
No
Intentionally destroyed
No
Archaeological description
Gatier 1998–1999: L'iconographie de l'avers et du revers sont en tout point semblables à celles du poids de grand format [#15102], à la différence que la corrosion est ici uniformément répandue sur l'ensemble de la surface du poids. [...] Les inscriptions semblent ici totalement effacées au-dessus et en-dessous des scènes figurées. Le revers est également orné des deux mêmes personnages barbus.
Autopsy
No
INSCRIPTION
Language Technique Legend type
Latin Relief Denomination, Mint
Fac simile
Edition
[Col(oniae) Ber(yti) | –––]
Monogram
ARCHAEOLOGICAL CONTEXT
Findspot (region)
Lebanon: Beyrouth (Bayrūt)
Findspot (site)
Beirut [Berytus / Laodicea / Laodikeia en te Phoinike / Col. Iulia Augusta Felix]
context
Gatier 1998–1999: poids [...] provenant du carré sq. VE (C.5284), room 113.
CIRCUMSTANCES OF ACQUISITION
Region
City
Date of first acquisition
circumstances
DATING OF THE WEIGHT
Curatorial Section
GREEK , ROMAN
Time frame
FROM 161 TO 169
Comments on Chronology
IGLS VIII/1: joint reign of Marcus Aurelius and Lucius Verus
COLLECTION HISTORY
Collection
Name Date of acquisition Inventory number
-
Bibliography
Reference Page/Column Reference (number) Plate / Figure Comment
Gatier 1998–99 157–160 2 fig. 2 None
AÉ 2000 594 1499 None None
VARIA
Additional comment
Gatier 1998–1999: masse d'environ 250 g.
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