Menexenos, agoranomos (Corinth)
Copper alloy (bronze or brass)
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|Bull / Cow / Calf
Kroll 2012: A second Greek weight that is ornamented with a bold frontal head of a bull is the elegant and beautifully preserved bronze mina belonging to the Warren Collection (inv. 1923.14) in the Bowdoin College Art Museum, Brunswick, Maine (fig. 3). Provenience unknown. Around the bull’s head along the four edges of the plinth face, in lightly serifed, Early Hellenistic lettering of the later 4th to the mid 3rd centuries 8, is inscribed δαμόσια ἀγορανομέοντ-ος Μενεξέ-νου, “Public (mina), Superintendent of the Market being Menexenos”. The weight (6.7 x 7.1 cm, 1.7 cm. thick, 1.0 thickness of the plinth alone) has a mass of 414.5 g. As indicated by its smooth gray-green patina, it has not been subject to heavy chemical cleaning.