Roman Lead Weight Decorated with Cornucopia

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 06 October 2016
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This lead weight was decorated with a terminal figure, cornucopia (horn of plenty), and an ear of barley. The weight is dated to the 4th year of a Hellenistic king. It is a standard mna (half stater) of a Greek city. A magistrate's name, Zenobios, appears around the edge. The weight is 784.4 grammes. Roman, made in the 2nd or 1st centuries BCE. (The British Museum, London).

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
Associate Professor of Neurology and lover of the Cradle of Civilization, Mesopotamia. I'm very interested in Mesopotamian history and always try to take photos of archaeological sites and artifacts in museums, both in Iraq and around the world.

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Amin, O. S. M. (2016, October 06). Roman Lead Weight Decorated with Cornucopia. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/5804/roman-lead-weight-decorated-with-cornucopia/

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Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Roman Lead Weight Decorated with Cornucopia." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 06 Oct 2016. Web. 27 Oct 2021.