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ARCHAEOLOGICAL DESCRIPTION OF THE WEIGHT
Authority
Mint
Aradus
Denomination
25 Sheqels , 24? Sheqels
Material
Lead
Manufacture
Cast
Shape
Square
Length
5.00 cm
Width
5.10 cm
Height
1.20 cm
Metrology
Mass (g) Mass (grain) Date of measurement Reference fragmented cleaned reference weight
231.83 - - Elayi and Elayi 1997 No No No
641.80 - - BnF (obviously wrong) No No No
231.80 - Jan. 16, 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 quadrangulaire tronquée avec bélière circulaire à globule. Registre supérieur: signe de Tanit et balance du Type B. Registre inférieur: Š 24 (1 + 1 + 1 + 1 + Š + 20). Revers lisse. Poids: 231,83 g. Inédit. Référence interdite.
BnF: Poids quadrangulaire. Bélière arrondie avec globule central et pourtour en relief. Plomb. L: 0,47 cm (sic); l: 0,5 cm (sic); ép. 1,1 cm; Poids: 641,8 gr. (sic). Sur la première ligne, un monogramme ou une lettre phénicienne (ʔ?) suivie du signe de Tanit, sur la seconde ligne, une valeur numérale: 4+Š+deux signes frustes. Au pourtour, une bordure en relief. Revers: Traces de quadrillage (?) 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 4: U+10916, 10916, 10916, 10916}{Phoenician letter šīn: U+10914}{Phoenician number 20: U+10918}

Edition
ʾrwd | 24? š(ql) — “Aradus, 24 or 25̣? 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, 1993
circumstances
Acquired from Pierre Bordreuil.
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, 1993 1993-646
Bordreuil Collection None None
Bibliography
Reference Page/Column Reference (number) Plate / Figure Comment
Elayi and Elayi 1997 123 323 None None
Finkielsztejn 2015 56–59, 62 22 None None
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