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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
6.50 cm
Width
6.50 cm
Height
1.50 cm
Metrology
Mass (g) Mass (grain) Date of measurement Reference fragmented cleaned reference weight
446.00 - - 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 mit Zusatzbuchstaben. Diagonal von der hinteren linken zur vorderen rechten Ecke der Oberseite; unterhalb von Iota und Omikron, nahe der vorderen linken Ecke, ein zusätzliches Sigma; Buchstabenhöhe 1,2–1,6 cm.
Unsauberer Guß. Alle Kanten der Unterseite abgeschrägt.
Autopsy
No
INSCRIPTION
Legend type
Fac simile
Edition
Διός. Σ
Monogram
Countermark type
Countermark
ARCHAEOLOGICAL CONTEXT
Findspot (region)
Greece: Elis
Findspot (site)
Archaia Olympia [Olympia]
context
Nördlich der Südhalle, 10/02/1939.
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. 450–420 BCE.
COLLECTION HISTORY
Collection
Name Date of acquisition Inventory number
Archaeological Museum of Olympia / Ephorate of Antiquities of Ilia None Β 1062
Bibliography
Reference Page/Column Reference (number) Plate / Figure Comment
Hitzl 1996 180 118 (Gruppe V: Einminenstücke; Klasse B)
VARIA
Additional comment
Neg. DAI Athen 87/284.
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