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Later Byzantine weight?

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mauseus:
Hi,
Just bought a small group of weights (six 1 solidus plus a semissis identified so far). In the group was this cut down class A anonymous follis with a serrated edge (XRIS visible). The weight is 4.1g (to 1 decimal place), could this be a gold histamenon or gold tetarteron weight? Your thoughts appreciated.

Regards,

Mauseus

wileyc:
yes, how interesting.

One nomisma/ of 4.1g. Klaus Weber has a number of these in his reference "late Antiquity Weights".

cw

mauseus:
Thanks for the confirmation and the reference.

Regards,

Mauseus

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