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ARCHAEOLOGICAL DESCRIPTION OF THE WEIGHT
Authority
Mint
Denomination
Material
Lead
Manufacture
Cast
Shape
Length
15.50 cm
Width
11.00 cm
Height
7.00 cm
Metrology
Mass (g) Mass (grain) Date of measurement Reference fragmented cleaned reference weight
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Iconography
Wear
Corrosion
Handle
No
Suspension hole
No
Recarved mould
No
Recarved weight
No
Intentionally destroyed
No
Archaeological description
"Lead weight marked XX, with two iron nails embedded."
Autopsy
No
INSCRIPTION
Legend type
Fac simile
Edition
XX
Monogram
Countermark type
Countermark
ARCHAEOLOGICAL CONTEXT
Findspot (region)
Spain
Findspot (site)
Villanueva del Duque
context
“Excavated/Findspot: Villanueva del Duque, Near a silver-lead mine. Province Córdoba.“
CIRCUMSTANCES OF ACQUISITION
Region
City
Date of first acquisition
circumstances
“Donated by Horace William Sandars.“
DATING OF THE WEIGHT
Chronological Period
Terminus post quem
Terminus ante quem
Comments on Chronology
COLLECTION HISTORY
Collection
Name Date of acquisition Inventory number
British Museum (London) Sept. 18, 1902 1902,0918.5
Sandars Collection None None
Bibliography
Reference Page/Column Reference (number) Plate / Figure Comment
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