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« on: March 03, 2019, 10:42:15 am »

bronze 9.3gram/ 2cm
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« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2019, 05:09:12 pm »

This is another Byzantine style discoid "coinweight" from c.7th cent. or later.
N Gamma means 3 nomisma, i.e, the weight of 3 solidi.

This means this piece is underweight, as it should be c.13 gm, not 9.3 gm.

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« Reply #2 on: March 04, 2019, 09:59:58 am »

your weight = 9,3 g
N = 1 nomisma = 4.45 g
N Greek_Gamma = 3 nomismata = 13.35 g

These weights are occasionally slightly underweight. Your weight has been removed from the profile of the reverse. Traces of the profile are still visible (hole in the center). The weight loss is thus approx. 4 g .The reason for the subsequent processing is clearly fraud.
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« Reply #3 on: March 04, 2019, 11:31:47 pm »

Thank you my friends for the valuable help, be good Thumbs Up
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