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ARCHAEOLOGICAL DESCRIPTION OF THE WEIGHT
Authority
Mint
Marathus
Denomination
25 Sheqels
Material
Lead
Manufacture
Cast
Shape
Rectangle
Length
5.70 cm
Width
6.00 cm
Height
0.60 cm
Metrology
Mass (g) Mass (grain) Date of measurement Reference fragmented cleaned reference weight
221.29 - - Elayi and Elayi 1997 No No Yes
Iconography
Symbol Technique Direction Position Number Synecdoche
Wear
Corrosion
Handle
Yes
Suspension hole
No
Recarved mould
No
Recarved weight
No
Intentionally destroyed
No
Archaeological description
Elayi and Elayi 1997: Parallélépipède rectangulaire. Bordure et bélière un peu écrasées; angles arrondis. Bélière quadrangulaire. Face imprimée avec bordure assez épaisse. Motif figuré et signes en relief. Registre supérieur: balance du Type A. Registres médian et inférieur: nombre 25 (20 + 1 + 1 + 1 + 1 + 1 superposés). Revers lisse.
Autopsy
No
INSCRIPTION
Language Technique Legend type
Phoenician Relief Denomination, Mint
Fac simile

{Monogram of Marathos: U+1090C+10913+10915}

{Phoenician number 20, U+10918}

{Phoenician number 5, U+10916, 10916, 10916, 10916, 10916}

Edition
mrt | 2|5. — “Marathus, 25 (Sheqels).”
Monogram
MRT
Countermark type
Countermark
ARCHAEOLOGICAL CONTEXT
Findspot (region)
Syria: Ţarţūs
Findspot (site)
Arwad [Arados]
context
Elayi and Elayi 1997: Provenance: Zone côtière de la région d’Arwad.
CIRCUMSTANCES OF ACQUISITION
Region
City
Date of first acquisition
circumstances
DATING OF THE WEIGHT
Curatorial Section
NEAR EASTERN , GREEK
Time frame
FROM -300 TO -1
Comments on Chronology
COLLECTION HISTORY
Collection
Name Date of acquisition Inventory number
Unidentified Private Collections None None
Bibliography
Reference Page/Column Reference (number) Plate / Figure Comment
Elayi and Elayi 1997 124, 375, 381 328 fig. 7/328, 13/328; pl. XXIII/328 None
Finkielsztejn 2015 67–68, 71 80 None None
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