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Descriptive Variable Value(s)
Material dolomite?
Location Philadelphia
Weight (g) 7.64
Height (cm) 1.4
Length (cm) 2.5
Width (cm) 1.6
Weight Type plumb bob?
Detail angled piercing
Units (inferred) 1.0
Unit Weight (inferred) 7.64
Card data weights? (9); terracotta. Oblong with suspension hole near one end of each. Traces of copper wire in hole on 3. Accession lost.
New Description tan oblong object with one end cut other rounded. Material is smooth like worked stone and shows a long inclusion near rounded end. Angled piercing from cut top to side, similar to 269c and f.
Comments 9 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 mass
Photo 85-48-269g.JPG
Not weight? True
Inscribed? False
Broken? False
Weighed by Hafford
Precision? False
Property or Relation Value(s)
Consists of
[Standard: CIDOC-CRM]
[Standard: British Museum Thesaurus]
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Suggested Citation

William B. Hafford. "Cat # 85-48-269g from Iraq/Nippur/Area not known". (2013) In Balance Pan Weights from Nippur. William B. Hafford (Ed.) . Released: 2013-10-24. Open Context. <> ARK (Archive):

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