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ARCHAEOLOGICAL DESCRIPTION OF THE WEIGHT
Authority
Mint
Marathus
Denomination
50 Sheqels
Material
Lead
Manufacture
Cast
Shape
Square
Length
7.60 cm
Width
7.90 cm
Height
0.80 cm
Metrology
Mass (g) Mass (grain) Date of measurement Reference fragmented cleaned reference weight
349.96 - - Elayi and Elayi 1997 Yes No Yes
Iconography
Symbol Technique Direction Position Number Synecdoche
Wear
Corrosion
Handle
No
Suspension hole
No
Recarved mould
No
Recarved weight
No
Intentionally destroyed
No
Archaeological description
Elayi and Elayi 1997: Poids carré en partie cassé; surface un peu corrodée. Pas de bélière visible. Face imprimée avec bordure assez mince. Motif figuré et signes en relief. Registre supérieur: balance du Type A. Registre inférieur: nombre 40 (20+20). Revers lisse.
Autopsy
No
INSCRIPTION
Language Technique Legend type
Phoenician Relief Denomination, Mint
Fac simile

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

{Phoenician number 40, U+10918, U+10918}

Edition
mrt | 40[+10]. — “Marathus, [50] (Sheqels).”
Monogram
MRT
Countermark type
Countermark
ARCHAEOLOGICAL CONTEXT
Findspot (region)
Findspot (site)
context
CIRCUMSTANCES OF ACQUISITION
Region
City
Date of first acquisition
circumstances
Elayi and Elayi 1997: Provenance: Côte syro-phénicienne.
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 121, 374, 381 314 fig. 6/314, 13/314; pl. XXII/314 None
VARIA
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