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ARCHAEOLOGICAL DESCRIPTION OF THE WEIGHT
Authority
Mint
Aradus
Denomination
100 Sheqels
Material
Lead
Manufacture
Cast
Shape
Square
Length
9.00 cm
Width
11.20 cm
Height
1.90 cm
Metrology
Mass (g) Mass (grain) Date of measurement Reference fragmented cleaned reference weight
1306.00 - - Babelon 1898a No No No
1303.80 - Jan. 18, 2019 Autopsy Louise Willocx No No Yes
Iconography
Symbol Technique Direction Position Number Synecdoche
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. Fente transversale imprimée par la matrice; bélière un peu cassée. Bélière et reste du tenon de coulée. Face imprimée avec bordure étroite. Motifs figurés et signes en relief. Registre supérieur: élément de balance (?) et balance du Type B. Registre inférieur: nombre 100. Revers lisse.
Autopsy
Yes
INSCRIPTION
Language Technique Legend type
Phoenician Relief Denomination, Mint, Other
Fac simile

{Monogram of Arados: U+10900 + 10903 + 10905 + 10913}{Phoenician letter ṭēt: U+10908}

{Phoenician number 100: U+10919}

Edition
ʾrwd ṭ(bʿ)? | 100. — “Aradus, stamped / checked (?), 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, 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 7453
Waddington Collection None None
Bibliography
Reference Page/Column Reference (number) Plate / Figure Comment
Babelon 1898a 460 7453 None None
Viedebantt 1922 10 76 None (non vidi)
Elayi and Elayi 1997 115, 373, 383, 388 286 fig. 5/286, 15/286, 20/286; pl. XIX/286 None
Finkielsztejn 2015 56–59, 66 55 None None
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