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ARCHAEOLOGICAL DESCRIPTION OF THE WEIGHT
Authority
Mint
Aradus
Denomination
5 Sheqels
Material
Lead
Manufacture
Cast
Shape
Rectangle
Length
3.00 cm
Width
3.20 cm
Height
- cm
Metrology
Mass (g) Mass (grain) Date of measurement Reference fragmented cleaned reference weight
56.60 - - Elayi and Elayi 1997 No No Yes
Iconography
Symbol Technique Direction Position Number Synecdoche
Wear
Corrosion
Handle
No
Suspension hole
No
Recarved mould
No
Recarved weight
No
Intentionally destroyed
No
Archaeological description
Elayi and Elayi 1997: Poids rectangulaire. Dimensions: Face inscrite: 3 × 3,2 cm (d’après l’échelle indiquée). Pas de bélière ni de bordure visibles. Registre supérieur: balance du Type B. Registres supérieur et inférieur: Š 5? (Š + 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}

{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
Elayi and Elayi 1997: Provenance: côte syro-phénicienne.
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
A. H. Collection None None
Bibliography
Reference Page/Column Reference (number) Plate / Figure Comment
Elayi and Elayi 1997 132, 376, 384 366 fig. 8/366, 16/366; pl. XXVII/366 None
Finkielsztejn 2015 56–59, 60 3 None None
VARIA
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