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Descriptive Variable Value(s)
Material dolomite
Location Philadelphia
Weight (g) 8.48
Length (cm) 2.6
Width (cm) 1.5
Weight Type sphendonoid
Detail end pierced
Units (inferred) 1.0
Unit Weight (inferred) 8.48
Card data weights (?) (20); stone. oblong with suspension hole near one end of each. Traces of copper wire in hole on 4. Accession lost.
New Description drilled sphendonoid, gray stone some smoothing, one side flattened for base, 3mm hole drilled in one end, ends flattened.
Comments 20 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 weight overall.
Photo 85-48-268k.JPG
Not weight? False
Inscribed? False
Broken? False
Weighed by Hafford
Precision? False
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 # 85-48-268k 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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