Византийский разновес, найденный на территории Гурзуфа / Byzantine weight found on the territory of Gurzuf

Материалы по археологии и истории античного и средневекового Крыма. 2017;(9):138-144 DOI 10.24411/2219-8857-2017-00005

 

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Journal Title: Materialy po Arheologii i Istorii Antičnogo i Srednevekovogo Kryma

ISSN: 2219-8857 (Online)

Publisher: NvSU

LCC Subject Category: Auxiliary sciences of history: Archaeology

Country of publisher: Russian Federation

Language of fulltext: Russian, Bulgarian

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AUTHORS

Manaev A.Ju. (Taurian Archaeological Society Ltd)
Novikov S.A. (Taurian Archaeological Society Ltd)
Turova N.P. (Institute of Archeology of the Crimea of the Russian Academy of Sciences)
Choref M.M. (Nizhnevartovsk State University)

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Abstract

The object of this study is the Byzantine bronze weight found in 2017. The cross and the weight designation “ΓΒ” are visible. Therefore, there is every reason to identify it as a two-ounce weft. However, the process of its production was not completed. The root of the weaver was not polished, there are no traces of silver inlay on its sides. Most probably, the weight was rejected after the first weigh-in, because it weighs considerably less than the standard. We think that the studied weight was made on the spot, quite possible on the territory of Gurzuf. It is hard to believe that a defective, unformed properly dumbbell was brought from another center. This circumstance allows us to make a historical conclusion. We admit that Gorzuvitas’s importance as a regional trading center was relatively high—at least, sufficiently for establishing production of weights for its needs.