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Inscribed fragment with list of public measures and weights

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List of public measures and weights. Gray discoloration. Nine lines. "These vessels are for public use under the authority of the agoranomos, Megistias son of Sogenes: three bronze vessels holding half a medimnos, nine holding half a sixth, ten holding two choinikes, (and) seven choinikes; ...

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From Assos (Behramkale, Turkey); on the Acropolis, north of the temple, near the surface of the ground. May 10th, 1882: excavated by the Archaeological Institute of America; gift of the Archaeological Institute of America to MFA, January 15, 1884.

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Gift of the Archaeological Institute of America

Greek, East Greek, Classical or Hellenistic Period, probably 4th century B.C.


Assos (Behramkale), Troad, Anatolia (Turkey)


28 x 17.8 cm (11 x 7 in.)

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The Ancient World