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ARCHAEOLOGICAL DESCRIPTION OF THE WEIGHT
Authority
Mint
Olympia
Denomination
1 Mina
Material
Copper alloy (bronze or brass)
Manufacture
Cast
Shape
Square
Length
6.20 cm
Width
6.10 cm
Height
1.40 cm
Metrology
Mass (g) Mass (grain) Date of measurement Reference fragmented cleaned reference weight
434.00 - - Hitzl 1996 No No No
434.70 - - Olympia V No No No
Iconography
Symbol Technique Direction Position Number Synecdoche
Wear
Corrosion
Handle
No
Suspension hole
No
Recarved mould
No
Recarved weight
No
Intentionally destroyed
No
Archaeological description
Hitzl 1996:
Inschrift: Eingehauene ΔΙΟΣ-Inschrift. Quer über die Mitte der Oberseite; kräftige Buchstaben; Buchstabenhöhe 1,3–1,9 cm. Sauberer Guß. Feilspuren.

Olympia V:
Einstufige Gewichte von 0,013 Dicke und etwa 0,063 quadratischer Größe. Auf der Oberfläche graviert Διός. — 9 Exemplare.
Vollständig und vortrefflich erhalten.
Autopsy
No
INSCRIPTION
Language Technique Legend type
Fac simile
Edition
Διός
Monogram
Countermark type
Countermark
ARCHAEOLOGICAL CONTEXT
Findspot (region)
Greece: Elis
Findspot (site)
Archaia Olympia [Olympia]
context
Süden der byzantinischen Kirche, 17/11/1880.
CIRCUMSTANCES OF ACQUISITION
Region
City
Date of first acquisition
circumstances
DATING OF THE WEIGHT
Curatorial Section
GREEK
Time frame
Comments on Chronology
Hitzl 1996: ca. 500–450 BCE.
COLLECTION HISTORY
Collection
Name Date of acquisition Inventory number
Archaeological Museum of Olympia / Ephorate of Antiquities of Ilia None Br. 13387
Bibliography
Reference Page/Column Reference (number) Plate / Figure Comment
Dittenberger and Purgold 1896 805 38 (Gruppe 11)
Hitzl 1996 173 81 (Gruppe V: Einminenstücke; Klasse Α)
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