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Descriptive Variable Value(s)
Material hematite
Location Philadelphia
Weight (g) 5.33
Height (cm) 0.8
Length (cm) 2.4
Width (cm) 0.9
Weight Type sphendonoid
Detail flat ends, flat base
Units (inferred) 0.66
Unit Weight (inferred) 7.99
Card data weight; Small, oblong, Hematite, Weight: 5.34 grams, Hematite determined by Prof. Smith in the Chem. Lab. in 1906.
New Description slight flattenening at base, high polish, rounded, slightly flat ends. Flattening at base does function to stabilize object on pan.
Comments gift of sultan
Photo B12495.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 # B12495 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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