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ARCHAEOLOGICAL DESCRIPTION OF THE WEIGHT
Authority
Mint
Aradus
Denomination
5 Sheqels
Material
Lead
Manufacture
Cast
Shape
Square
Length
3.10 cm
Width
4.20 cm
Height
0.80 cm
Metrology
Mass (g) Mass (grain) Date of measurement Reference fragmented cleaned reference weight
53.51 - - BnF No No No
53.00 - - BnF No No No
53.50 - 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
No
Recarved mould
No
Recarved weight
No
Intentionally destroyed
No
Archaeological description
BnF: Poids carré, Béliaire circulaire. L. 3 cm; l. 4,4 cm; Poids: 53,51 gr. Ep.: 0,75 cm. Première ligne,un monogramme ou une lettre phénicienne (ʔ?) et le signe de Tanit; seconde ligne, une valeur numérale 3+Š+2. Tranche: En biseau.
Autopsy
Yes
INSCRIPTION
Language Technique Legend type
Phoenician Relief Denomination, Mint
Fac simile

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

{Phoenician number 3: U+10916, 10916, 10916}{Phoenician letter šīn U+10914}{Phoenician number 2: U+10916, 10916}

Edition
ʾrwd | š(ql) 5 — “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
Dec. 31, 1925
circumstances
Donated by Froehner.
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, 1925 Froehner 944
Froehner Collection None None
Bibliography
Reference Page/Column Reference (number) Plate / Figure Comment
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VARIA
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