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Descriptive Variable Value(s)
Material hematite
Location Philadelphia
Weight (g) 2.06
Length (cm) 3.1
Width (cm) 0.4
Weight Type sphendonoid
Detail round ends, no base
Units (inferred) 0.25
Unit Weight (inferred) 8.24
Card data weight; Small, oblong, Hematite. Weight: 4.36 grams, Hematite determined by Prof. Smith in the Chem. Lab. in 1906.
New Description bar sphendonoid, no flattening, some polish, rounded ends. Weight on card incorrect, or the numbers of this and B12496 got switched. Bar type?
Comments gift of Hilprecht
Photo B12497.JPG
Not weight? False
Inscribed? False
Broken? False
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 # B12497 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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