N-Ṣ-P

In Judah, 7th century bce, a unit of mass, about 10 grams. The N-Ṣ-P belongs to the shekel family of units, and to the system of weights used for silver. It is thus a light shekel.

Ben-David prints a list of 36 stone balance weights inscribed N-Ṣ-P, or more commonly just “N”, with an average weight of 9.156 grams; the midpoint weight, based on 31 specimens, is 9.719 grams.

1. Arye Ben-David.
The Philistine Talent from Ashdod, the Ugarit Talent from Ras Shamra, the 'PYM' and the 'N-Ṣ-P'.
Pages 1-40 in Kurt Bergerhof, Manfried Dietrich and Oswald Loretz.
Ugarit-Forschungen, Internationales Jahrbuch für die Altertumskunde Syrien-Palästinas. Vol 11.
Kevelaer: Verlag Butzon & Bercker; Neukirchen-Vluyn: Neukirchener Verlag, 1979.

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