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ARCHAEOLOGICAL DESCRIPTION OF THE WEIGHT
Authority
Mint
Denomination
8 Drachmas
Material
Lead
Manufacture
Cast
Shape
Square
Length
- cm
Width
- cm
Height
- cm
Metrology
Mass (g) Mass (grain) Date of measurement Reference fragmented cleaned reference weight
27.95 - - Auction CNG 1996 No No Yes
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
Auction CNG 1996: Hellenistic. Circa 1st Century BC-AD. Lot of two lead weights. Rectangular, resembling the early “oxhide” ingots. One of 8 drachms (27.95 gm) with Η, the other 2 drachms (6.08 gm) with Β. Both VF, with heavy brown patina. 2 pieces in lot.
Autopsy
No
INSCRIPTION
Language Technique Legend type
Greek Relief Denomination
Fac simile

Η

Edition
η´.
Monogram
ARCHAEOLOGICAL CONTEXT
Findspot (region)
Findspot (site)
context
CIRCUMSTANCES OF ACQUISITION
Region
City
Date of first acquisition
Dec. 4, 1996
circumstances
Antiquities trade.
DATING OF THE WEIGHT
Curatorial Section
GREEK , ROMAN
Time frame
FROM -100 TO 200
Comments on Chronology
COLLECTION HISTORY
Collection
Name Date of acquisition Inventory number
Antiquities Trade Dec. 4, 1996 None
Bibliography
Reference Page/Column Reference (number) Plate / Figure Comment
Auction CNG 1996b 62 504a None None
VARIA
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