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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
5.90 cm
Height
1.50 cm
Metrology
Mass (g) Mass (grain) Date of measurement Reference fragmented cleaned reference weight
428.00 - - Hitzl 1996 No No No
Iconography
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 hintere Hälfte der Oberseite; Buchstabenhöhe 0,9–1,4 cm. Unsauberer Guß. An der vorderen Kante von Ober- und Unterseite je eine Vertiefung.
Autopsy
No
INSCRIPTION
Legend type
Fac simile
Edition
Διός
Monogram
Countermark type
Countermark
ARCHAEOLOGICAL CONTEXT
Findspot (region)
Greece: Elis
Findspot (site)
Archaia Olympia [Olympia]
context
Stadion, Kanalgraben, 18/06/1941.
CIRCUMSTANCES OF ACQUISITION
Region
City
Date of first acquisition
circumstances
DATING OF THE WEIGHT
Chronological Period
Archaic and Classical periods (700–338 BCE)
Terminus post quem
Terminus ante quem
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 Β 2619
Bibliography
Reference Page/Column Reference (number) Plate / Figure Comment
Hitzl 1996 176 99 (Gruppe V: Einminenstücke; Klasse Α)
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