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Descriptive Variable Value(s)
Material calcite
Location Philadelphia
Weight (g) 8.31
Length (cm) 4.1
Width (cm) 1.1
Weight Type sphendonoid
Detail flat ends, no base
Units (inferred) 1.0
Unit Weight (inferred) 8.31
Condition not well cleaned
Card data implement-weight; oblong weight of yellowish-white stone (limestone?); truncated ends. 3.9x1
New Description nice sphendonoid, no flat for base but very flat ends. Light tan-white material could be alabaster (egyptian alabaster is a form of calcite).
Comments discovered in inventory 1985, believed to be from Nippur
Photo 85-48-264.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 # 85-48-264 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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