Corpus Ponderum Antiquorum et Islamicorum Turkey 3 Part2
CPAI Turkey 3 Part 2
226 s, renkli resimler, İngilizce.
There are over five thousand weights from the Suna and İnan Kıraç Foundation Collection at the Pera Museum, ranging in date from the Ancient Near Eastern Civilizations, Greek, Roman, Byzantine, Seljuk, and Ottoman periods. This large collection will be published in a number of separate volumes as part of the series of Corpus Ponderum Antiquorum et Islamicorum. The first volume covers 635 Greek and Roman weights. The Roman truncated spheres are included in the second volume, which covers the Late Roman and Byzantine weights. The majority of the weights in the Suna and Inan Kirac Foundation Collection were acquired over a period of thirty years by Inan Kirac through various local and international auctions and collectors. The present second volume, completed in a three-year-long study, covers the Late Roman and Byzantine weights in the same collection. The catalogue covers 742 weights, 38 of which are of glass. The majority of the weights were acquired between 2005 and 2008. In the catalogue 201 weights are grouped under the title of “Commercial Weights” while 456 weights are grouped under the title of “Coin Weights”. Furthermore, the catalogue covers circular weights with concentric circles and bowl-shaped weights both of which date to the Middle Byzantine Period.