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ARCHAEOLOGICAL DESCRIPTION OF THE WEIGHT
Authority
Mint
Byblos
Denomination
11 Sheqels , 1/4 Mina
Material
Lead
Manufacture
Cast
Shape
Square
Length
7.00 cm
Width
7.00 cm
Height
- cm
Metrology
Mass (g) Mass (grain) Date of measurement Reference fragmented cleaned reference weight
157.30 - - Auction Bucephalus 2022 No No Yes
Iconography
Symbol Technique Direction Position Number Synecdoche
Double cornucopia Relief
Crown of Isis Relief
Wear
Corrosion
Handle
No
Suspension hole
No
Recarved mould
No
Recarved weight
No
Intentionally destroyed
No
Archaeological description
Auction Bucephalus 2022: PHOENICIA. Byblos, 2nd-1st centuries BC. Weight of Mina. Obv: [OΓΔOON] Two crossed cornucopiae with crown of Isis between. Rev. Blank. Pondera 11103-11106. Condition: Near very fine. Weight: 157.3 g. Diameter: 70 mm.
Autopsy
No
INSCRIPTION
Language Technique Legend type
Greek Relief Denomination
Fac simile
Edition
Τέ|τ–αρ|τ–ον | ια´.
Monogram
ARCHAEOLOGICAL CONTEXT
Findspot (region)
Findspot (site)
context
CIRCUMSTANCES OF ACQUISITION
Region
City
Date of first acquisition
Jan. 22, 2022
circumstances
Antiquities trade.
DATING OF THE WEIGHT
Curatorial Section
GREEK
Time frame
FROM -200 TO -1
Comments on Chronology
2nd–3rd c. CE (Münz Zentrum); 2nd–1st c. BCE (Kushnir-Stein); very end of the second – beginning of the first centuries BCE (Finkielsztejn)
COLLECTION HISTORY
Collection
Name Date of acquisition Inventory number
Antiquities Trade Jan. 22, 2022 None
Bibliography
Reference Page/Column Reference (number) Plate / Figure Comment
Auction Bucephalus 2022 None 911 None None