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Descriptive Variable Value(s)
Material basalt?
Location Philadelphia
Weight (g) 40.6
Height (cm) 2.4
Length (cm) 5.1
Width (cm) 2.4
Weight Type sphendonoid
Detail round ends, no base
Units (inferred) 5.0
Unit Weight (inferred) 8.12
Card data weight; Stone, in the shape with five strokes (=5 shekels) Weight: 40.62 grams, limestone, determined by Prof. A. Brown in 1906.
New Description no flattenening. Not well polished, some pitting on surface and at one end. Pitting appears as spherical dents, three present. Very sling bullet shape, but material and marking argues weight. Five marks clearly intentional show on side. First two deep
Comments Hilprecht collection: gift of sultan
Photo B12493.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 # B12493 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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