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ARCHAEOLOGICAL DESCRIPTION OF THE WEIGHT
Authority
Mint
Aradus
Denomination
100 Sheqels
Material
Lead
Manufacture
Cast
Shape
Square
Length
8.00 cm
Width
10.20 cm
Height
1.70 cm
Metrology
Mass (g) Mass (grain) Date of measurement Reference fragmented cleaned reference weight
1005.00 - - Babelon and Blanchet 1895 No No No
1005.80 - 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 rougeâtre, un peu effacée. Bélière un peu rognée. Bélière à globule central. Face imprimée avec bordure assez étroite. Motifs figurés et signes en relief. Registre supérieur: signe de Tanit et balance du Type B. Registre inférieur: nombre un peu effacé (100?). 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 100: U+10919}

Edition
ʾrwd | 100. — “Aradus, 100 (Sheqels).”
Monogram
ʾDWR
Countermark type
Countermark
ARCHAEOLOGICAL CONTEXT
Findspot (region)
Findspot (site)
context
CIRCUMSTANCES OF ACQUISITION
Region
City
Date of first acquisition
Dec. 31, 1862
circumstances
Donated by the Duke of Luynes in 1862.
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, 1862 Bronze 2252 = Luynes 802
Luynes Collection None 802
Bibliography
Reference Page/Column Reference (number) Plate / Figure Comment
Vázquez Queipo 1859 423 None None None
Soutzo 1884 62 305 None (non vidi)
Babelon and Blanchet 1895 687 2252 fig. 2252 None
Viedebantt 1922 9 74 None (non vidi)
Elayi and Elayi 1997 115, 373, 383, 385, 388 287 fig. 5/287, 15/287, 17/287, 20/287; pl. XIX/287 None
Finkielsztejn 2015 56–59, 64 40 None None
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