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Lot 4872

A Rare, Larger Inscribed Stone Weight. Judaea, c. 7th to 6th century BC. Another shekel weight like previous, but much larger. This more of a discoid shape, is carved from a warm colored gray limestone and weighs 153 grms., approximately 14 shekels, or a quarter of a mineh. Although well worn, the X-like vestiges of the shekel sign is clearly visible. Weight generally in very fine condition. Large inscribed examples tend to be very rare. Diameter: 52 mm.
Estimated Value $400-UP.
Ex Shirley Barr Sage Collection, published in her Biblical Numismatics: Thirty Pieces of Silver, illustrated and discussed on p. 7.

Realized $661

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