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ARCHAEOLOGICAL DESCRIPTION OF THE WEIGHT
Authority
Mint
Denomination
Material
Lead
Manufacture
Cast
Shape
Square
Length
3.50 cm
Width
3.50 cm
Height
- cm
Metrology
Mass (g) Mass (grain) Date of measurement Reference fragmented cleaned reference weight
35.30 - - Decloedt 1914 No No Yes
Iconography
Symbol Technique Direction Position Number Synecdoche
Egg and dart pattern Relief
Lattice pattern Relief
Wear
Corrosion
Handle
No
Suspension hole
No
Recarved mould
No
Recarved weight
No
Intentionally destroyed
No
Archaeological description
Decloedt 1914: Ce poids en plomb, de forme quadrangulaire, provient d’Ascalon. Il mesure 0m,035 de côté et pèse 35 gr. 30. Sur la face, dans un carré creux circonscrit par un élégant rebord de 0m,003 d’épaisseur, l’inscription suivante: L. ΑϘΡ (l’an 191) Α|ΓΟΡΑΝΟ|ΜΟΥΝΤΟ|C ΝΙΚΑΝ|ΔΡΟΥ, en cinq lignes horizontales superposées. Le revers est quadrillé de losanges.
Autopsy
No
INSCRIPTION
Language Technique Legend type
Greek Relief Authority, Date
Fac simile

LΑϘΡΑ
ΓΟΡΑΝΟ
ΜΟΥΝΤΟ
ΣΝΙΚΑΝ
ΔΡΟΥ

Edition
(Ἔτους) αϙρ´ ἀ|γορανο|μοῦντο|ς Νικάν|δρου.
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ARCHAEOLOGICAL CONTEXT
Findspot (region)
Israel: Southern District
Findspot (site)
Ashqelon / Ascalon
context
Decloedt 1914: Ce poids en plomb [...] provient d'Ascalon.
CIRCUMSTANCES OF ACQUISITION
Region
City
Date of first acquisition
circumstances
DATING OF THE WEIGHT
Curatorial Section
GREEK
Time frame
FROM -122 TO -121
Comments on Chronology
SE 191 = 122/121 BCE.
COLLECTION HISTORY
Collection
Name Date of acquisition Inventory number
St. Anne’s Museum (Jerusalem) None None
Bibliography
Reference Page/Column Reference (number) Plate / Figure Comment
Decloedt 1914 552–553 I.4 pl. I/4 None
VARIA
Additional comment
Mint: Ascalon?
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