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ARCHAEOLOGICAL DESCRIPTION OF THE WEIGHT
Authority
Mint
Aradus
Denomination
2 Sheqels
Material
Lead
Manufacture
Cast
Shape
Triangle
Length
2.50 cm
Width
2.50 cm
Height
0.40 cm
Metrology
Mass (g) Mass (grain) Date of measurement Reference fragmented cleaned reference weight
17.60 - - Elayi and Elayi 1997 No No Yes
Iconography
Symbol Technique Direction Position Number Synecdoche
Sign of Tanit Relief
Wear
Corrosion
Handle
No
Suspension hole
No
Recarved mould
No
Recarved weight
No
Intentionally destroyed
No
Archaeological description
Elayi and Elayi 1997: Pyramide triangulaire tronquée, avec pointe vers le haut. Ce poids, apparemment sans bélière, porte des motifs et des signes en relief et une bordure mince décalée vers la gauche. Balance du Type B et signe de Tanit (?); Š 2.
Autopsy
No
INSCRIPTION
Language Technique Legend type
Phoenician Relief Denomination, Mint
Fac simile

{Monogram of Arados: U+10900 + 10903 + 10905 + 10913}{Sign of Tanit}

{Phoenician letter šīn: U+10914}{Phoenician number 2: U+10916, 10916}

Edition
ʾrwd | 2 š(ql) — “Aradus, 2 Sh(eqels).”
Monogram
ʾDWR
Countermark type
Countermark
ARCHAEOLOGICAL CONTEXT
Findspot (region)
Findspot (site)
context
CIRCUMSTANCES OF ACQUISITION
Region
Syria: Ḩamāh
City
Hama / Ḥamāh [Amathe / Epiphaneia]
Date of first acquisition
circumstances
Elayi and Elayi 1997: Provenance: Région de Hama.
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 148–149, 377, 384 443 fig. 9/443, 16/443; pl. XXXV/443 None
Finkielsztejn 2015 56–59, 65 41 None None
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