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ARCHAEOLOGICAL DESCRIPTION OF THE WEIGHT
Authority
Mint
South Syrian or Phoenician mint
Denomination
Material
Lead
Manufacture
Cast
Shape
Square
Length
3.90 cm
Width
4.10 cm
Height
0.50 cm
Metrology
Mass (g) Mass (grain) Date of measurement Reference fragmented cleaned reference weight
53.48 - - Elayi and Elayi 1997 No No No
53.48 - - BnF No No No
55.30 - Jan. 16, 2019 Autopsy Charles Doyen No No Yes
Iconography
Symbol Technique Direction Position Number Synecdoche
Anchor Relief
Wear
Corrosion
Handle
Yes
Suspension hole
No
Recarved mould
No
Recarved weight
No
Intentionally destroyed
No
Archaeological description
Elayi and Elayi 1997: Poids hors normes, parallélépipédique, sans bélière visible. Motif en relief incertain (balance?). Poids: 53,48 g. Inédit. Référence interdite.
BnF: Poids. Plomb. L. 3,8 cm; l. 3,5 cm; ép. 0,5 cm; Poids: 53,48 gr. Ancre marine, griffes vers le bas; au pourtour un rebord en relief. Bélière arrondie (lacunaire).
Autopsy
Yes
INSCRIPTION
Language Technique Legend type
Unidentified Relief Unidentified
Fac simile
Edition
Monogram
Countermark type
Countermark
ARCHAEOLOGICAL CONTEXT
Findspot (region)
Findspot (site)
context
CIRCUMSTANCES OF ACQUISITION
Region
City
Date of first acquisition
Dec. 31, 1989
circumstances
Acquired form Mr. Tabet.
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, 1989 1989-272
Tabet Collection None None
Bibliography
Reference Page/Column Reference (number) Plate / Figure Comment
Elayi and Elayi 1997 154 471 None None
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