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ARCHAEOLOGICAL DESCRIPTION OF THE WEIGHT
Authority
Mint
Aradus
Denomination
5 Sheqels
Material
Lead
Manufacture
Cast
Shape
Triangle
Length
2.30 cm
Width
3.30 cm
Height
1.10 cm
Metrology
Mass (g) Mass (grain) Date of measurement Reference fragmented cleaned reference weight
44.69 - - Elayi and Elayi 1997 No No No
44.69 - - BnF No No No
44.70 - Jan. 16, 2019 Autopsy Charles Doyen No No Yes
Iconography
Symbol Technique Direction Position Number Synecdoche
Sign of Tanit Relief
Wear
Corrosion
Handle
Yes
Suspension hole
Yes
Recarved mould
No
Recarved weight
No
Intentionally destroyed
No
Archaeological description
Elayi and Elayi 1997: Pyramide triangulaire tronquée, avec pointe vers le bas, un peu cassée. Signe de Tanit et autre motif indistinct. Poids: 44,69 g. Inédit. Référence interdite.
BnF: Poids triangulaire. Plomb. L. 3,4 cm; l. 2,35 cm; ép. 1,08 cm. Poids: 44,69 gr. Sur la première ligne, un monogramme ou une lettre phénicienne (Ɂ? en partie fruste) et le signe de Tanit. Bord supérieur tronqué, perforation; au pourtour, une bordure en relief.
Autopsy
Yes
INSCRIPTION
Language Technique Legend type
Phoenician Relief Denomination, Mint
Fac simile

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

Edition
ʾrwd | [5?] — “Aradus, [5? (Sheqels)].”
Monogram
ʾDWR
Countermark type
Countermark
ARCHAEOLOGICAL CONTEXT
Findspot (region)
Findspot (site)
context
CIRCUMSTANCES OF ACQUISITION
Region
City
Date of first acquisition
Dec. 31, 1992
circumstances
Acquired from Pierre Bordreuil.
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, 1992 1992-902
Bordreuil Collection None None
Bibliography
Reference Page/Column Reference (number) Plate / Figure Comment
Elayi and Elayi 1997 150 450 None None
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