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ARCHAEOLOGICAL DESCRIPTION OF THE WEIGHT
Authority
Mint
Aradus
Denomination
12 Sheqels
Material
Lead
Manufacture
Cast
Shape
Square
Length
3.80 cm
Width
3.80 cm
Height
0.80 cm
Metrology
Mass (g) Mass (grain) Date of measurement Reference fragmented cleaned reference weight
108.85 - - Elayi and Elayi 1997 No No No
108.85 - - BnF No No No
108.80 - 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
Elayi and Elayi 1997: Pyramide quadrangulaire tronquée avec bélière cassée. Registre supérieur: signe de Tanit et balance du Type B. Registre inférieur: Š 12 (10 + Š + 1 + 1?). Revers lisse. Poids: 108,85 g. Inédit. Référence interdite.
BnF: Poids de Syrie carré. Bélière quadrangulaire avec bordure en relief. Plomb. L. 3,6 cm; l. 3,6 cm; ép. 0,84 cm; Poids: 109 gr. Sur la première ligne, un monogramme ou une lettre phénicienne (ˀ?) suivie du signe de Tanit; sur la seconde ligne, la valeur numérale 10+Š+2. Au pourtour, un cadre en relief. 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 10: U+10917}{Phoenician letter šīn: U+10914}{Phoenician number 2: U+10916, 10916}

Edition
ʾrwd | 12 š(ql) — “Aradus, 12 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, 1971
circumstances
Acquired from H. Seyrig.
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, 1971 1971-483
Seyrig Collection None None
Bibliography
Reference Page/Column Reference (number) Plate / Figure Comment
Elayi and Elayi 1997 129 350 None None
Finkielsztejn 2015 56–59, 61 10 None None
VARIA
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