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Descriptive Variable Value(s)
Material dolomite
Location Philadelphia
Weight (g) 82.7
Height (cm) 2.2
Length (cm) 5.6
Width (cm) 4.1
Weight Type stele
Units (inferred) 10.0
Unit Weight (inferred) 8.27
Condition chipping, slight accretion
Card data weight; With suspension hole. Limestone. Stele shape. 10 lines mark.
New Description light gray stone, heavily worked showing many scratches. Soapy feel of stone, very flat end opposite piercing, pierced end rounded, overall triangular, tabular shape. 10 deep incisions on edge near piercing. Definite suspension balance weight.
Photo B14834.JPG
Not weight? False
Inscribed? True
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 # B14834 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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