Lead Weight (T.Duk.inv. 4)


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Title: Lead Weight

Author: Marcus Aurelius Basilides son of Orphitus
Place: Ionia?

7.5 cm. x 7.5 cm. with a pierced handle of 2.0 cm height used to hang the
 weight from the scale. Mold made. One side has inscribed in a recessed square
 the weight, LEITRA, i.e. one liter. The letters were cut into the mold and are
 thus raised on the lead weight. There are four erotes? in the four corners of
 the incused square.The sides of the incused square are decorated with hatching
 as is the outer edge of the weight.

The other side has the name of the agoranomos M(arkos) AUR(elios) BASILEIDOU 
ORPHITOU AGORANOMOU (In Greek letters). The name is written in a circle which
 is formed of a double circle with hatches. There are scattered hatch marks on
 the surface outside the circle. The letters are slightly raised and were thus
 cut into the mold. They are carelessly made and impinge in some cases on the
 circle itself.
 Avoirdupois weight is 12.1 ounces. 

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