Classical Numismatics Discussion
  Welcome Guest. Please login or register. 10% Off Store-Wide Sale Until 9 May!!! Explore Our Website And Find Joy In The History, Numismatics, Art, Mythology, And Geography Of Coins!!! Expert Authentication - Accurate Descriptions - Reasonable Prices - Coins From Under $10 To Museum Quality Rarities Welcome Guest. Please login or register. 10% Off Store-Wide Sale Until 9 May!!! Explore Our Website And Find Joy In The History, Numismatics, Art, Mythology, And Geography Of Coins!!! Support Our Efforts To Serve The Classical Numismatics Community - Shop At Forum Ancient Coins


FORVM`s Classical Numismatics Discussion Board  |  Antiquities  |  Other Antiquities  |  Topic: Flat base hematite weight 1/2 shekel 0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic. « previous next »
Pages: [1] Go Down Print
Author Topic: Flat base hematite weight 1/2 shekel  (Read 1907 times)
explorer
Caesar
****
Offline Offline

Posts: 530



« on: June 04, 2016, 12:58:07 pm »

Hi,

This piece is made of hematite with bronze loop. The size is 25mm (including loop) on 10mm.

It looks like egyptian or babilonian or assyrian amulet, but I can't locate similar items on the web.

Please help me with it's identification.

Best Regards,
Explorer


* 20160604_210522.jpg (213 KB, 837x1517 - viewed 18 times.)

* 20160604_210559.jpg (212.45 KB, 829x1497 - viewed 19 times.)
Logged
explorer
Caesar
****
Offline Offline

Posts: 530



« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2021, 12:41:03 pm »

Hello,

Looks like I finally have identified this item. I found similar in shape but heavier one on the web. The description is "JUDAEAN SPHENDONOID , FLAT BASE HEMATITE WEIGHT. 1 1/2 SHEKEL. 1500 - 1100 B.C". The weight of my item is 4.62g, so I assume that it is 1/2 shekel. The loop was attached in order to adjust the weight of sphendonoid.

Regards,
Explorer
Logged
otlichnik
Tribunus Plebis Perpetuus
Procurator Monetae
Caesar
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 4951



« Reply #2 on: April 09, 2021, 04:42:35 pm »

Fascinating object.  Perfectly preserved hematite on a nicely aged ring.

SC
Logged

SC
(Shawn Caza, Ottawa)
wileyc
Caesar
****
Offline Offline

Posts: 1358



WWW
« Reply #3 on: April 09, 2021, 09:31:14 pm »

interesting weight being on bronze ring.

4.62 is heavy being 1/2 of a 9.24g shekel but the ring would add a bit of weight. Wonder if the ring was added later  for some reason. Dated as these are  to possibly 14/13 cent BCE, I consider if the ring was added later, of course the hematite could be dated later as well.

cw
Logged

explorer
Caesar
****
Offline Offline

Posts: 530



« Reply #4 on: April 10, 2021, 04:41:07 am »

Hi,

Thank you fore your replies. There are few weight standards used at these times:

Ugarit Shekel - 9.4g
Phoenician shekel - 7.1g
Mesopotamian shekel - 8.1 - 8.4g
Judean shekel - 11.33g
Egyptian kedet - 9.1g

I see similar object on vcoins with similar loop. It doesn't look as later secondary use of the object, but part of original design.

Regards,
Explorer
Logged
Pages: [1] Go Up Print 
FORVM`s Classical Numismatics Discussion Board  |  Antiquities  |  Other Antiquities  |  Topic: Flat base hematite weight 1/2 shekel « previous next »
Jump to:  

Recent Price Reductions in Forum's Shop


Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.21 | SMF © 2015, Simple Machines Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!
Page created in 0.632 seconds with 31 queries.
All coins are guaranteed for eternity
zoom.asp