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ARCHAEOLOGICAL DESCRIPTION OF THE WEIGHT
Authority
Mint
Marathus
Denomination
50 Sheqels
Material
Lead
Manufacture
Cast
Shape
Square
Length
7.90 cm
Width
9.40 cm
Height
1.90 cm
Metrology
Mass (g) Mass (grain) Date of measurement Reference fragmented cleaned reference weight
478.00 - - Babelon 1898a No No No
477.80 - Jan. 18, 2019 Autopsy Louise Willocx 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 un peu corrodée; bélière un peu abimée; ligne de cassure dans la partie inférieure gauche. Bélière carrée. Bordure presque inexistante. Motif figuré et signes en relief. Registre supérieur: balance du Type A et petit signe en dessous (D/R?). Registre inférieur: nombre 50 (20 + 20 + 10).
BnF: Poids d’une ville de Phénicie quadrangulaire. Bélière carrée avec bordure en relief. Plomb. L. 8 cm; l. 8 cm; ép. 0,9 cm; Poids: 478 gr. Au pourtour une bordure en léger relief.
Autopsy
Yes
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
Dec. 31, 1897
circumstances
Acquisition of the Waddington Collection in 1897.
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
National Library of France (Paris) Dec. 31, 1892 Waddington 7460
Waddington Collection None None
Bibliography
Reference Page/Column Reference (number) Plate / Figure Comment
Babelon 1898a 462–463 7460 None None
Elayi and Elayi 1997 119, 374, 381, 388 302 fig. 6/302, 13/302, 20/302; pl. XX/302 None
Finkielsztejn 2015 67–68, 72 94 None None
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