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ARCHAEOLOGICAL DESCRIPTION OF THE WEIGHT
Authority
Mint
Aradus
Denomination
50 Sheqels
Material
Lead
Manufacture
Cast
Shape
Square
Length
7.00 cm
Width
8.90 cm
Height
1.20 cm
Metrology
Mass (g) Mass (grain) Date of measurement Reference fragmented cleaned reference weight
488.40 - - Elayi and Elayi 1997 No No No
488.40 - - BnF No No No
488.40 - 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; bélière cassée. Registre supérieur: signe de Tanit et balance du Type B. Registre inférieur: nombre 50. Revers lisse avec graffito incisé: rectangle vertical divisé par un trait médian horizontal en forme de Ḥ archaïque. Poids: 488,4 g. Inédit. Référence interdite.
BnF: Poids quadrangulaire. Bélière arrondie à globule central, pourtour en relief. Plomb. L. 7 cm; l. 7,1 cm; ép. 1,25 cm; Poids: 488,4 gr. Sur la première ligne, un monogramme ou une lettre phénicienne (ʔ?) suivie du signe de Tanit, sur la seconde ligne, le Valeur numérale 50. Au pourtour, une bordure en relief. Revers: signe incisé: Ḥ phénicien? Tranche: en biseau.
Autopsy
Yes
INSCRIPTION
Language Technique Legend type
Phoenician Incised Unidentified
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}

 

{Phoenician letter ḥēt: U+10907}?

Edition
ʾrwd | 50. || ḥ? — “Aradus, 50 (Sheqels). || ḥ? ”
Monogram
ʾDWR
Countermark type
Countermark
ARCHAEOLOGICAL CONTEXT
Findspot (region)
Findspot (site)
context
CIRCUMSTANCES OF ACQUISITION
Region
City
Date of first acquisition
Dec. 31, 1992
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, 1992 1992-896
Bordreuil Collection None None
Bibliography
Reference Page/Column Reference (number) Plate / Figure Comment
Elayi and Elayi 1997 118 299 None None
Finkielsztejn 2015 56–59, 63 29 None None
VARIA
Additional comment
The handle alone weighs 18 g.
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