Copper alloy (bronze or brass)
Disc or similar (ellipse, etc.)
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Tekin 2016a: In 1971, excavations at the Forum, another semicircular weight was uncovered; this example is of bronze and weighs 207 g. Based on the context it was found, it is dated to the second half of the fourth century BC. One side is engraved with the legend ΔΑΜΟΣΙΟΝ ΚΟΡΙ(νθι)ΩΝ ΗΜΙΜΝΑΙΟΝ while the other side is blank. / Donati 2010: Semicircular bronze weight, half-mina; from left to right around the curved edge: δαμόσιον Κορι(νθί)ων ; from right to left, upside down on the lower edge: ἡμιμνάον. Intact semicircular weight that is slightly lunate; deep pocket and scratches on obverse; few pocket marks on reverse. Punched inscription on the obverse. Κορίων is an abbreviation of the city ethnic Κορι(νθί)ων. To my knowledge, this weight is the only instance where a shorthand of the Corinthian city ethnic is attested. Its weight indicates that a full mina should be about 414 g, which is consistent with other Corinthian weights that correspond to a Corinthian mina, about 412.50 g. / Williams-Fisher 1972: Bronze half-mina weight, inscribed. pl. 27. MF-71-48. Radius 0,046, Th. 0,009 m. Weight 206,8 grams. Intact. Hemispherical bronze weight, punched inscription around edges on one face: ἡμιμνάον on flat edge, δαμόσιον Κορίων on curved edge. Corinthian mina of 412,50 grams; see Corinth XII, p. 204.