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ARCHAEOLOGICAL DESCRIPTION OF THE WEIGHT
Authority
Mint
Aradus
Denomination
24? Sheqels , 25 Sheqels
Material
Lead
Manufacture
Cast
Shape
Square
Length
5.30 cm
Width
5.40 cm
Height
1.10 cm
Metrology
Mass (g) Mass (grain) Date of measurement Reference fragmented cleaned reference weight
264.00 - - Babelon 1898a No No No
264.00 - 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: Pyramide quadrangulaire tronquée. Surface assez corrodée; angle inférieur droit cassé; bélière cassée et restaurée. Bélière circulaire avec bordure et globule central. Face imprimée avec bordure mince. Motifs figurés et signes en relief. Registre supérieur: signe de Tanit et balance du Type B. Registre inférieur: Š 24 (1 + 1 + 1 + 1 + Š + 20). Revers lisse.
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, 1897
circumstances
Acquisition of the Waddington Collection in 1897.
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, 1892 Waddington 7454
Waddington Collection None None
Bibliography
Reference Page/Column Reference (number) Plate / Figure Comment
Babelon 1898a 460 7454 None None
Viedebantt 1922 10 80 None (non vidi)
Elayi and Elayi 1997 122, 374, 383, 385, 389 316 fig. 6/316, 15/316, 17/316, 21/316; pl. XXII/316 None
Finkielsztejn 2015 56–59, 62 21 None None
VARIA
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