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ARCHAEOLOGICAL DESCRIPTION OF THE WEIGHT
Authority
Mint
Marathus
Denomination
50 Sheqels
Material
Lead
Manufacture
Cast
Shape
Rectangle
Length
5.50 cm
Width
7.50 cm
Height
0.80 cm
Metrology
Mass (g) Mass (grain) Date of measurement Reference fragmented cleaned reference weight
450.00 - - 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. Surface assez corrodée. Bélière quadrangulaire. Face imprimée avec bordure assez épaisse. Motif figuré et signes en relief. Registre supérieur: balance du Type A et petit signe incertain en dessous. Registre inférieur: nombre 50 (20 + 20 + 10).
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}{Phoenician number 10, U+10917}

Edition
mrt | 50. — “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
A. H. Collection None None
Bibliography
Reference Page/Column Reference (number) Plate / Figure Comment
Elayi and Elayi 1997 120, 374, 381 310 fig. 6/310, 13/310, pl. XXI/310 None
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