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ARCHAEOLOGICAL DESCRIPTION OF THE WEIGHT
Authority
Mint
Denomination
6 Keratia = 6 Siliquae
Material
Copper alloy (bronze or brass)
Manufacture
Cast
Shape
Disc or similar (ellipse, etc.)
Length
1.15 cm
Width
1.15 cm
Height
0.15 cm
Metrology
Mass (g) Mass (grain) Date of measurement Reference fragmented cleaned reference weight
0.95 - - (scientific literature) No No Yes
Iconography
Wear
Corrosion
Handle
No
Suspension hole
No
Recarved mould
No
Recarved weight
No
Intentionally destroyed
No
Archaeological description
Monetary weight. Disc. Iconography: No cross. No wreath.
Autopsy
No
INSCRIPTION
Legend type
Fac simile
Ϛ
Edition
ϛ´
Monogram
Countermark type
Countermark
ARCHAEOLOGICAL CONTEXT
Findspot (region)
Bulgaria: Yambol
Findspot (site)
Kamen Vrah
context
CIRCUMSTANCES OF ACQUISITION
Region
City
Date of first acquisition
circumstances
DATING OF THE WEIGHT
Chronological Period
LATE ROMAN AND BYZANTINE
Terminus post quem
Terminus ante quem
Comments on Chronology
COLLECTION HISTORY
Collection
Name Date of acquisition Inventory number
Yambol Regional Historical Museum None 3982
Bibliography
Reference Page/Column Reference (number) Plate / Figure Comment
Vladimirova-Aladžova 1997 23 14 fig. 13 None
VARIA
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