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ARCHAEOLOGICAL DESCRIPTION OF THE WEIGHT
Authority
Mint
Aradus
Denomination
5 Sheqels
Material
Lead
Manufacture
Cast
Shape
Triangle
Length
4.20 cm
Width
3.50 cm
Height
0.90 cm
Metrology
Mass (g) Mass (grain) Date of measurement Reference fragmented cleaned reference weight
51.00 - - Ridder 1905 No No Yes
Iconography
Symbol Technique Direction Position Number Synecdoche
Sign of Tanit Relief
Wear
Corrosion
Handle
Yes
Suspension hole
No
Recarved mould
No
Recarved weight
No
Intentionally destroyed
No
Archaeological description
Elayi and Elayi 1997: Poids triangulaire, avec sommet vers le bas. Bélière rectangulaire aux angles arrondis. Motifs figurés et signes en relief. Registre supérieur: signe de Tanit et balance du Type B (?). Registre inférieur: nombre d’interprétation difficile: 5? (1 + 1 + 1 + 1 + 1).
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 number 5: U+10916, 10916, 10916, 10916, 10916}{Phoenician letter šīn: U+10914}?

Edition
ʾrwd | 5 š(ql)? — “Aradus, 5 Sh(eqels).”
Monogram
ʾDWR
Countermark type
Countermark
ARCHAEOLOGICAL CONTEXT
Findspot (region)
Findspot (site)
context
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
De Clercq Collection None 650
Bibliography
Reference Page/Column Reference (number) Plate / Figure Comment
Ridder 1905 362–363 677 fig. 677 None
Elayi and Elayi 1997 147, 377, 384, 386, 390 434 fig. 9/434, 16/434, 18/434, 22/434 None
Finkielsztejn 2015 56–59, 65 45 None None
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