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ARCHAEOLOGICAL DESCRIPTION OF THE WEIGHT
Authority
Mint
Aradus
Denomination
12 Sheqels
Material
Lead
Manufacture
Cast
Shape
Square
Length
4.30 cm
Width
4.30 cm
Height
0.80 cm
Metrology
Mass (g) Mass (grain) Date of measurement Reference fragmented cleaned reference weight
144.00 - - Elayi and Elayi 1997 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. Bordure un peu déformée et surface inscrite en partie usée. Bélière quadrangulaire. Face imprimée avec bordure assez mince. Motifs figurés et signes en relief. Registre supérieur: signe de Tanit et balance du Type B. Registre inférieur: Š 12 (10 + Š + 1 + 1). Revers lisse.
Autopsy
No
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)
Syria: Ţarţūs
Findspot (site)
Arwad [Arados]
context
Elayi and Elayi 1997: Provenance: Zone côtière de la région d’Arwad.
CIRCUMSTANCES OF ACQUISITION
Region
City
Date of first acquisition
circumstances
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
Unidentified Private Collections None None
Bibliography
Reference Page/Column Reference (number) Plate / Figure Comment
Elayi and Elayi 1997 126, 375, 383, 385 338 fig. 7/338, 15/338, 17/338; pl. XXIV/338 None
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