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Descriptive Variable Value(s)
Material dolomite/quartz
Location Philadelphia
Weight (g) 35.0
Height (cm) 2
Length (cm) 4.7
Width (cm) 2.3
Weight Type sphendonoid
Detail round ends, flat base
Units (inferred) 4.0
Unit Weight (inferred) 8.75
Condition broken, pieces preserved
Card data weight; light brown stone. small oblong scale weight. Four incised strokes on face. Accession lost.
New Description tan polished stone, flattened base, light scratches over entire surface from manufacture. Broken at one end, piece preserved, cracks extend across the weight, pick strike? Crystalline inside, quartz and calcite pieces. four vertical strokes mark unit.
Comments discovered in inventory 1985, believed to be from Nippur
Photo 85-48-267.JPG
Not weight? False
Inscribed? True
Broken? True
Weighed by Hafford
Precision? True
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 # 85-48-267 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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