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Descriptive Variable Value(s)
Material hematite
Location Philadelphia
Weight (g) 442.3
Length (cm) 11.1
Width (cm) 4.1
Weight Type sphendonoid
Detail flat ends, no base
Units (inferred) 50.0
Unit Weight (inferred) 8.85
Condition some chipping
Card data weight; haematite. Large barrel-shaped scale weight. Accession lost.
New Description purple-brown stone, probably an impure hematite, definitely iron bearing and dense. Natural flaws across the surface but well made despite. Smoothed where possible but remains rough in many places. Ends flat, no base some slight chipping at ends
Comments discovered in inventory 1985, believed to be from Nippur
Photo 85-48-266.JPG
Not weight? False
Inscribed? False
Broken? False
Weighed by Hafford
Precision? False
British Museum object type measuring weight
Property or Relation Value(s)
Consists of
[Standard: CIDOC-CRM]
[Standard: British Museum Thesaurus]
Has type
[Standard: CIDOC-CRM]
[Standard: British Museum Thesaurus]
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Suggested Citation

William B. Hafford. "Cat # 85-48-266 from Iraq/Nippur/Area not known". (2013) In Balance Pan Weights from Nippur. William B. Hafford (Ed.) . Released: 2013-10-08. Open Context. <>

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