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Descriptive Variable Value(s)
Material diorite?
Location Philadelphia
Weight (g) 453.7
Length (cm) 13.4
Width (cm) 4.3
Weight Type sphendonoid
Detail round ends, no base
Units (inferred) 50.0
Unit Weight (inferred) 9.07
Card data weight ?; Reddish limestone(diorite?) [hand] weight or grinding stone
New Description large brown stone, smooth, one end rounded other pecked flat. Looks much like a pestle and usewear tends to agree. Reuse of one mina weight?
Photo B14858.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 # B14858 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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