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ARCHAEOLOGICAL DESCRIPTION OF THE WEIGHT
Authority
Mint
Aradus
Denomination
50 Sheqels
Material
Lead
Manufacture
Cast
Shape
Square
Length
6.00 cm
Width
7.90 cm
Height
1.40 cm
Metrology
Mass (g) Mass (grain) Date of measurement Reference fragmented cleaned reference weight
461.00 - - BnF No No No
461.00 - - Elayi and Elayi 1997 No No No
460.60 - Jan. 16, 2019 Autopsy Charles Doyen 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 une bélière circulaire à globule central. Registre supérieur: signe de Tanit et balance du Type B. Registre inférieur: nombre 50 (20 + 20 inversés + 10). Revers lisse. Poids: 461 g. Inédit. Référence interdite.
BnF: Poids quadrangulaire, béliere arrondie globule central. Plomb. L. 6 cm; l. 7,8 cm; ép. 1,34; 461 gr. Sur la première ligne un monogramme ou une lettre phénicienne (ʔ?) suivie du signe de Tanit, sur la seconde ligne, valeur numérale 50. 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 20: U+10918}{Phoenician number 20: U+10918}{Phoenician number 10: U+10917}

Edition
ʾrwd | 50 (šql) — “Aradus, 50 (Sheqels).”
Monogram
ʾDWR
Countermark type
Countermark
ARCHAEOLOGICAL CONTEXT
Findspot (region)
Findspot (site)
context
CIRCUMSTANCES OF ACQUISITION
Region
City
Date of first acquisition
Dec. 31, 1966
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
National Library of France (Paris) Dec. 31, 1966 1966-41
Bibliography
Reference Page/Column Reference (number) Plate / Figure Comment
Elayi and Elayi 1997 119 306 None None
Finkielsztejn 2015 56–59, 63 33 None None
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