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ARCHAEOLOGICAL DESCRIPTION OF THE WEIGHT
Authority
Mint
Marathos
Denomination
25 Sheqels
Material
Lead
Manufacture
Cast
Shape
Rectangle
Length
6.70 cm
Width
8.20 cm
Height
0.80 cm
Metrology
Mass (g) Mass (grain) Date of measurement Reference fragmented cleaned reference weight
232.52 - - Auction CNG 2020 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
Auction CNG 2020: PHOENICIA, Uncertain. Late Hellenistic to Roman Imperial Period. Cast PB 25 Shekel Steelyard Weight (67×82×8mm, 232.52 g, 12h). Scale symbol; below, Phoenician t and 20 and 5; all within linear quadrate frame / Blank. Cf. E&E, Poids 340-2. Brown patina worn in places. VF. Overall height and weight include suspension loop originally cast into weight. From the S.M. Collection.
Autopsy
No
INSCRIPTION
Language Technique Legend type
Phoenician Relief Denomination, Mint
Fac simile

{Monogram of Marathos: U+1090C+10913+10915}

{Phoenician number 20, U+10918}

{Phoenician number 5, U+10916, 10916, 10916, 10916, 10916}

Edition
mrt | 2|5. — “Marathus, 25 (Sheqels).”
Monogram
MRT
ARCHAEOLOGICAL CONTEXT
Findspot (region)
Findspot (site)
context
CIRCUMSTANCES OF ACQUISITION
Region
City
Date of first acquisition
Sept. 9, 2020
circumstances
Antiquities trade.
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
Antiquities Trade Sept. 9, 2020 None
Moussaieff Collection None None
Bibliography
Reference Page/Column Reference (number) Plate / Figure Comment
Auction CNG 2020c None 302 None None
VARIA
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