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ARCHAEOLOGICAL DESCRIPTION OF THE WEIGHT
Authority
Mint
South Syrian or Phoenician mint
Denomination
3? Sheqels
Material
Lead
Manufacture
Cast
Shape
Rectangle
Length
3.90 cm
Width
4.00 cm
Height
0.30 cm
Metrology
Mass (g) Mass (grain) Date of measurement Reference fragmented cleaned reference weight
35.29 - - Elayi and Elayi 1999 No No Yes
Iconography
Symbol Technique Direction Position Number Synecdoche
Unidentified Relief
Wear
Corrosion
Handle
No
Suspension hole
No
Recarved mould
No
Recarved weight
No
Intentionally destroyed
No
Archaeological description
Elayi and Elayi 1999: Parallélépipède rectangulaire. Très corrodé en bordure. Pas de bélière visible. Motif incertain en relief dans un carré creux au centre d’une des faces.
Autopsy
No
INSCRIPTION
Language Technique Legend type
Fac simile
Edition
Monogram
Countermark type
Countermark
ARCHAEOLOGICAL CONTEXT
Findspot (region)
Syria: Ţarţūs
Findspot (site)
Arwad [Arados]
context
Elayi and Elayi 1999: 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 1999 38, 43 480 pl. IV/7 None
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