- Identification and Creation
- Object Number
- Tools and Equipment
- Work Type
- Creation Place: Ancient & Byzantine World
- Byzantine period
- Persistent Link
- Physical Descriptions
- Copper alloy
- Cast, lost-wax process
- 1 x 1 cm, 0.3 cm (3/8 x 3/8 in., 1/8 in.)
- Technical Details
Technical Observations: The patina consists of cupritic reddish brown, dark brown, and some lighter green in the recesses. The weight was probably cast by the lost-wax process. The metal surface is uneven as a result of mineralization and tan burial accretions, but it preserves original markings on one side, such as a row of small dots made with a pointed punch and a few straight lines.
Francesca G. Bewer (submitted 2012)
- Acquisition and Rights
- Credit Line
- Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Gift of David and Genevieve Hendin
- Accession Year
- Object Number
- Asian and Mediterranean Art
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Published Catalogue Text: Ancient Mediterranean and Near Eastern Bronzes at the Harvard Art Museums
This roughly quadrilateral weight is small and flat. One surface bears what appears to be the denomination marker partially surrounded by a border of dots (1).
1. Compare another piece of similar weight (2.23 g) in the British Museum, London, inv. no. 1980,061.257.
Lisa M. Anderson
- Subjects and Contexts
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