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ARCHAEOLOGICAL DESCRIPTION OF THE WEIGHT
Authority
Mint
Aradus
Denomination
25 Sheqels
Material
Lead
Manufacture
Cast
Shape
Square
Length
6.16 cm
Width
5.17 cm
Height
0.96 cm
Metrology
Mass (g) Mass (grain) Date of measurement Reference fragmented cleaned reference weight
226.40 - - Hendin 2007 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
Hendin 2007: 1 libra (226.4 g = 1 libra = 25 shekels of 9.06 g); lead rectangle with raised border and tab, sign of Tanit, weight symbol, and the Phoenician 25 (1 + 1 + 1 + 1 + 1 + 20), reverse blank; 61.6×51.7 mm; 9.6 mm. London market 2004.
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 20: U+10918}{Phoenician number 5: U+10916, 10916, 10916, 10916, 10916}

Edition
ʾrwd | 25. — “Aradus, 25 (Sheqels).”
Monogram
ʾDWR
Countermark type
Countermark
ARCHAEOLOGICAL CONTEXT
Findspot (region)
Findspot (site)
context
CIRCUMSTANCES OF ACQUISITION
Region
City
Date of first acquisition
Dec. 31, 2004
circumstances
Acquired in London in 2004.
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
Hendin Collection Dec. 31, 2004 282
Israel Museum (Jerusalem) None None
Bibliography
Reference Page/Column Reference (number) Plate / Figure Comment
Hendin 2007 193 282 fig. 282 None
Finkielsztejn 2015 56–59, 62 19 None None
VARIA
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