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ARCHAEOLOGICAL DESCRIPTION OF THE WEIGHT
Authority
Mint
Arados
Denomination
25 Sheqels
Material
Lead
Manufacture
Cast
Shape
Square
Length
5.00 cm
Width
5.50 cm
Height
- cm
Metrology
Mass (g) Mass (grain) Date of measurement Reference fragmented cleaned reference weight
232.00 - - Auction Leu 2021 No No Yes
Iconography
Symbol Technique Direction Position Number Synecdoche
Sign of Tanit Relief
Wear
Corrosion
Handle
No
Suspension hole
No
Recarved mould
No
Recarved weight
No
Intentionally destroyed
No
Archaeological description
Auction Leu 2021: Phoenicia, Arados, 3rd-1st centuries BC. Weight of 25 Shekels (Lead, 50x55 mm, 232.00 g). Sign of Isis and city monogram composed of ''rwd' above 't(bʿ) 25' (all in Phoenician). Rev. Blank. Pondera 12970-12979. Some flan faults, otherwise, very fine. From a European collection, formed before 2005.
Autopsy
No
INSCRIPTION
Language Technique Legend type
Phoenician Relief Denomination, Mint, Other
Fac simile

{Monogram of Arados: U+10900 + 10903 + 10905 + 10913}{Sign of Tanit}{Phoenician letter ṭēt, U+10908}
{Phoenician number 20: U+10918}{Phoenician number 5: U+10916, 10916, 10916, 10916, 10916}

Edition
ʾrwd ṭ(bʿ) | 25. — “Aradus, stamped, 25 (Sheqels).”
Monogram
ʾDWR
ARCHAEOLOGICAL CONTEXT
Findspot (region)
Findspot (site)
context
CIRCUMSTANCES OF ACQUISITION
Region
City
Date of first acquisition
Dec. 20, 2021
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 Dec. 20, 2021 None
Bibliography
Reference Page/Column Reference (number) Plate / Figure Comment
Auction Leu 2021d None 3954 None None
VARIA
Additional comment
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