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ARCHAEOLOGICAL DESCRIPTION OF THE WEIGHT
Authority
Mint
Denomination
Material
Basalt
Manufacture
Carved
Shape
Length
- cm
Width
- cm
Height
- cm
Metrology
Mass (g) Mass (grain) Date of measurement Reference fragmented cleaned reference weight
80.87 1248.0 - The British Museum 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
"Black basalt weight; three punctures on one end."
Autopsy
No
INSCRIPTION
Language Technique Legend type
Fac simile
Edition
Monogram
Countermark type
Countermark
ARCHAEOLOGICAL CONTEXT
Findspot (region)
Findspot (site)
context
CIRCUMSTANCES OF ACQUISITION
Region
City
Date of first acquisition
circumstances
"Purchased from Louis, Duc de Blacas d'Aulps."
DATING OF THE WEIGHT
Curatorial Section
Time frame
Comments on Chronology
COLLECTION HISTORY
Collection
Name Date of acquisition Inventory number
British Museum (London) May 8, 1867 1867,0508.312
Blacas d'Aulps Collection None None
Bibliography
Reference Page/Column Reference (number) Plate / Figure Comment
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