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Descriptive Variable Value(s)
Material hematite
Location Philadelphia
Weight (g) 239.0
Length (cm) 7.3
Width (cm) 3.7
Weight Type sphendonoid
Detail flat ends, no base
Units (inferred) 30.0
Condition 2 large chips, loss ca. 5%
New Description barrel type, no flat base, flat ends, polished black hematite, two line inscription partially obscured by large break (intentionally damaged?) drill hole in one side 4mm across, another large chip at one end. ? UD BAR MA.NA GI.NA ? DINGIR BA
Photo B12468.JPG
Not weight? False
Inscribed? True
Broken? True
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 # B12468 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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