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ARCHAEOLOGICAL DESCRIPTION OF THE WEIGHT
Authority
Mint
Denomination
Material
Copper alloy (bronze or brass)
Manufacture
Cast
Shape
Disc or similar (ellipse, etc.)
Length
- cm
Width
- cm
Height
- cm
Metrology
Mass (g) Mass (grain) Date of measurement Reference fragmented cleaned reference weight
-
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
Circular, with raised rim. Inscribed NB. S.L. 712.4.
Autopsy
No
INSCRIPTION
Language Technique Legend type
Fac simile
Edition
NB
Monogram
Countermark type
Countermark
ARCHAEOLOGICAL CONTEXT
Findspot (region)
Findspot (site)
context
CIRCUMSTANCES OF ACQUISITION
Region
Greece: Attica
City
Date of first acquisition
circumstances
Acquired in Athens by Edward Perry Warren (b. 1860 - d. 1928), Boston; 1901, sold by Warren to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 1, 1901)
DATING OF THE WEIGHT
Curatorial Section
LATE ROMAN AND BYZANTINE
Time frame
FROM 1100 TO 1300
Comments on Chronology
Byzantine, Middle East. 12th-13th century.
COLLECTION HISTORY
Collection
Name Date of acquisition Inventory number
Museum of Fine Arts (Boston) Jan. 1, 1901 01.8259
Warren Collection None
Bibliography
Reference Page/Column Reference (number) Plate / Figure Comment
MFA 1902 38, 106
VARIA
Additional comment
Purchased by the MFA in 1901 from the Herny Lillie Pierce Fund.
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