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ARCHAEOLOGICAL DESCRIPTION OF THE WEIGHT
Authority
Mint
Denomination
Material
Lead
Manufacture
Cast
Shape
Square
Length
2.10 cm
Width
2.20 cm
Height
0.60 cm
Metrology
Mass (g) Mass (grain) Date of measurement Reference fragmented cleaned reference weight
23.05 - - CPAI Turkey 1 No No Yes
Iconography
Wear
Corrosion
Handle
No
Suspension hole
No
Recarved mould
No
Recarved weight
No
Intentionally destroyed
No
Archaeological description
CPAI Turkey 1: Square in form. Both faces are blank. Its mass corresponds to five-drachm but it is not certain.
Autopsy
No
INSCRIPTION
Legend type
Fac simile
Edition
Monogram
Countermark type
Countermark
ARCHAEOLOGICAL CONTEXT
Findspot (region)
Findspot (site)
context
CIRCUMSTANCES OF ACQUISITION
Region
Turkey: Mersin
City
Date of first acquisition
circumstances
Southern Anatolia. Collected in Mersin and its vicinity by Ali M. Merzeci and financed by Klima Plus Company, finally donated to the Silifke Museum in 2010.
DATING OF THE WEIGHT
Chronological Period
Hellenistic period (338–27 BCE) , Early Roman Empire (27 BCE – 284 CE)
Terminus post quem
Terminus ante quem
Comments on Chronology
COLLECTION HISTORY
Collection
Name Date of acquisition Inventory number
Silifke Museum Jan. 1, 2010 2011/16 (A) - (KP 33)
Klima Plus Collection None
Bibliography
Reference Page/Column Reference (number) Plate / Figure Comment
CPAI I 16 4
VARIA
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