I 38. Tyras. Designation of weight measure.

Monument

Type

Weight 

Material

Marble, gray. 

Dimensions (cm)

H. 8.5, W. 8.6, Th. 9.0.

Additional description

Weight in the shape of a cuboid bottom and trapezium prism top. The top part serves as a handle. The inscription is on the flat top surface. It is well worked on all sides, the bottom is scarred with notches, one side is dented. 

Place of Origin

Tyras. 

Find place

Belgorod-Dnestrovsky. 

Find context

Central area, northern section, grid square кв. 4-ЮВ, 5-ЮЗ, ash pit at the level 15.83-15.60m. 

Find circumstances

Found in 1986, excavations of I.B. Kleyman. Field catalogue number БД-86/№ 17б. 

Modern location

Odessa. 

Institution and inventory

Odessa Archaeological Museum, 89901. 

Autopsy

A.I. Ivantchik, August 2006. 

Epigraphic field

Position

On the front. Preserved nearly complete; dented on the right. Margins: top and bottom 0,8; left 2,0. H. 2.7, W. 8.0

Lettering

Deeply and neatly cut; adorned with large serifs; however, they are of uneven height and incline. 

Letterheights (cm)

2.6-3.1

Text

Category

Numerical designation. 

Date

Unknown. 

Dating criteria

Editions

Unpublished. 

Edition

III

Diplomatic

III

EpiDoc (XML)

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      		<lb n="1"/><num type="acrophonic" value="3">III</num>
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   </div> 
 
Apparatus criticus

Translation

Not attempted.

 

Commentary

Numerical designation of the weight in acrophonic system - "three." Apparently, the weight was 3 minae.

 

Images

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