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ARCHAEOLOGICAL DESCRIPTION OF THE WEIGHT
Authority
Mint
Aradus
Denomination
10 Sheqels
Material
Lead
Manufacture
Cast
Shape
Triangle
Length
3.25 cm
Width
5.25 cm
Height
1.15 cm
Metrology
Mass (g) Mass (grain) Date of measurement Reference fragmented cleaned reference weight
114.00 - - Babelon and Blanchet 1895 No No No
114.70 - 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: Poids approximativement triangulaire, avec sommet vers le bas. Surface un peu effacée. Bélière circulaire, avec globule central et bordure. Face imprimée avec bordure assez mince. Motifs figurés et signe en relief. Registre supérieur: balance du Type B (?) et signe de Tanit (?). Registre inférieur: nombre 10.
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}

Edition
ʾrwd | 10 (šql) — “Aradus, 10 (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 2253
Bibliography
Reference Page/Column Reference (number) Plate / Figure Comment
Babelon and Blanchet 1895 687 2253 fig. 2253 None
Viedebantt 1922 9 72 None (non vidi)
Elayi and Elayi 1997 145, 377, 384, 386, 390 425 fig. 9/425, 16/425, 18/425, 22/425; pl. XXXIV/425 None
Finkielsztejn 2015 56–59, 66 54 None None
VARIA
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