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ARCHAEOLOGICAL DESCRIPTION OF THE WEIGHT
Authority
Mint
Tyre
Denomination
Material
Lead
Manufacture
Cast
Shape
Rectangle
Length
3.20 cm
Width
3.60 cm
Height
1.20 cm
Metrology
Mass (g) Mass (grain) Date of measurement Reference fragmented cleaned reference weight
153.90 - - Gatier 2016 No No Yes
Iconography
Symbol Technique Direction Position Number Synecdoche
Club Relief
Wear
Corrosion
Handle
No
Suspension hole
No
Recarved mould
No
Recarved weight
No
Intentionally destroyed
No
Archaeological description
Gatier 2016: Poids rectangulaire en plomb très endommagé. Au droit, massue (?) à l’intérieur d’un cadre saillant simple; revers lisse. Dim.: 3,2 × 3,6 × 1,2. H. l.: 0,7-1. 153,9 g. En haut, traces de signes aux allures de monogrammes ou de lettres (ΙΒΑ? ou bien le dernier signe serait-il l’indication du demi ?). Si une massue, symbole d’Héraclès-Milqart de Tyr, est bien représentée, le poids entrerait dans des séries tyriennes connues.
Autopsy
No
INSCRIPTION
Language Technique Legend type
Greek Relief Unidentified
Fac simile

ΙΒΑ?

Edition
ΙΒΑ?
Monogram
ARCHAEOLOGICAL CONTEXT
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context
CIRCUMSTANCES OF ACQUISITION
Region
City
Date of first acquisition
circumstances
Gatier 2016: Provenance inconnue.
DATING OF THE WEIGHT
Curatorial Section
GREEK
Time frame
FROM -250 TO -1
Comments on Chronology
COLLECTION HISTORY
Collection
Name Date of acquisition Inventory number
National Museum of Beirut None 28598
Bibliography
Reference Page/Column Reference (number) Plate / Figure Comment
Gatier 2016 250 539 fig. 539 None
VARIA
Additional comment
If this weight originates from Tyre, one should expect a lattice pattern and a sign of Tanit on the reverse.
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