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Descriptive Variable Value(s)
Material dolomite?
Location Philadelphia
Weight (g) 4.72
Height (cm) 1
Length (cm) 2.7
Width (cm) 1.3
Weight Type plumb bob?
Detail angled piercing
Units (inferred) 0.5
Unit Weight (inferred) 9.44
Card data weights? (9); terracotta. Oblong with suspension hole near one end of each. Traces of copper wire in hole on 3. Accession lost.
New Description grayish tan material with hard smoothness resembling stone. oblong in shape but with top end cut flat and bottom end rounded with point at base. Piercing begins at top and goes through to side at angle. Initial attempt broke, thus other side was pierced.
Comments 9 objects with this number, lettered light to heavy; discovered in inventory 1985, believed to be from Nippur; if meant to be balance weight, jump ring would have added to mass
Photo 85-48-269c.JPG
Not weight? True
Inscribed? False
Broken? False
Weighed by Hafford
Precision? False
Property or Relation Value(s)
Consists of
[Standard: CIDOC-CRM]
[Standard: British Museum Thesaurus]
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Suggested Citation

William B. Hafford. "Cat # 85-48-269c from Iraq/Nippur/Area not known". (2013) In Balance Pan Weights from Nippur. William B. Hafford (Ed.) . Released: 2013-10-24. Open Context. <> ARK (Archive):

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