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« on: October 03, 2020, 07:02:07 am »

I acquired an interesting Byzantine bronze weight as part of a lot.  It measures approximately 15.66 mm x 15.38 x 5.34 mm and weighs 8.93 g.  On the obverse, there is  Greek_Nu  Greek_Beta within a wreath.  There are grooved edges.  This is a bit tangential to my area of collecting and would appreciate learning more about this weight. I believe that this is a 2 solidi weight.  Does the style indicate a particular date of the weight?  Pogh_poor


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« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2020, 03:41:34 pm »

Yes, this is a Byzantine 2 nomismata (solidi) weight.

Entwhistle at the British Museum dates pieces like this to the 5th & 6th centuries AD.

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« Reply #2 on: October 06, 2020, 03:54:08 am »

Thank you Ross for helping me date this nice Byzantine weight.  Pogh_poor
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« Reply #3 on: October 06, 2020, 09:23:54 pm »

Nice weight.
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