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ARCHAEOLOGICAL DESCRIPTION OF THE WEIGHT
Authority
Mint
Aradus
Denomination
25 Sheqels
Material
Lead
Manufacture
Cast
Shape
Rectangle
Length
- cm
Width
- cm
Height
- cm
Metrology
Mass (g) Mass (grain) Date of measurement Reference fragmented cleaned reference weight
-
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 rectangulaire. Surface un peu effacée. Bélière un peu écrasée. Bélière arrondie. Face imprimée avec bordure épaisse. Motifs figurés et signes en relief. Registre supérieur: signe de Tanit et balance du Type B (?). Registre inférieur: nombre 25 (20 incisé+ 1 + 1 + 1 + 1 + 1).
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
Lebanon: Liban-Nord (Ash Shamāl)
City
Tripoli [Tripolis]
Date of first acquisition
circumstances
Elayi and Elayi 1997: Provenance: Tripoli, d’après N. Jidejian (Jidejian 1980, pl. 27; lettre de N. Jidejian du 17-1-1996)
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
Jidejian 1980 None None pl. 27 (non vidi)
Elayi and Elayi 1997 134, 376, 386 379 fig. 8/379, 18/379; pl. XXVIII/379 None
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