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Descriptive Variable Value(s)
Material marble?
Location Philadelphia
Weight (g) 11.78
Height (cm) 1.5
Length (cm) 3.5
Width (cm) 1.6
Weight Type plumb bob?
Detail angled piercing
Units (inferred) 1.5
Unit Weight (inferred) 7.85
Condition chipped
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 pinkish red object oblong with one end cut, other rounded. Chip at rounded end relatively substantial. Piercing at cut end begins at top and cuts at angle to side, similar to 269c, f, g. color looks like clay, but density and hardness more like stone.
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 85-48-269i.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 # 85-48-269i 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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