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ARCHAEOLOGICAL DESCRIPTION OF THE WEIGHT
Authority
Mint
Aradus
Denomination
5 Sheqels
Material
Lead
Manufacture
Cast
Shape
Triangle
Length
2.75 cm
Width
4.50 cm
Height
0.80 cm
Metrology
Mass (g) Mass (grain) Date of measurement Reference fragmented cleaned reference weight
57.00 - - Babelon and Blanchet 1895 No No No
57.20 - Jan. 18, 2019 Autopsy Louise Willocx 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: Pyramide triangulaire tronquée, avec pointe vers le bas. Bélière un peu écrasée; partie supérieure du revers creusée. Bélière circulaire, avec globule central et bordure. Face imprimée avec bordure assez mince. Motifs figurés et signes en relief. Registre supérieur: signe de Tanit et balance du Type B (?). Registre inférieur: nombre 5 (1 + 1 + 1 + 1 + 1). Revers lisse.
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 5: U+10916, 10916, 10916, 10916, 10916}

Edition
ʾrwd | 5 (šql) — “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, 1895
circumstances
Acquired from Hakki Bey in 1895.
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, 1895 Bronze 2254
Bibliography
Reference Page/Column Reference (number) Plate / Figure Comment
Babelon and Blanchet 1895 687–688 2254 fig. 2254 None
Viedebantt 1922 9 73 None (non vidi)
Elayi and Elayi 1997 146–147, 377, 386, 390 433 fig. 9/433, 18/433, 22/433; pl. XXXV/433 None
Finkielsztejn 2015 56–59, 65 46 None None
VARIA
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