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Offline mauseus

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Later Byzantine weight?
« on: April 21, 2021, 03:54:55 pm »
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.

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Re: Later Byzantine weight?
« Reply #1 on: April 27, 2021, 06:03:45 pm »
yes, how interesting.

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

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Re: Later Byzantine weight?
« Reply #2 on: April 28, 2021, 05:29:51 am »
Thanks for the confirmation and the reference.

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