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Descriptive Variable Value(s)
Field Number 2N 729B?
Material burned limestone
Location Philadelphia
Weight (g) 38.6
Length (cm) 5.2
Width (cm) 2.5
Weight Type sphendonoid
Detail round ends, no base
Units (inferred) 5.0
Condition broken, loss ca. 15%
Locus surface
Period surface find
Card data weight(?); Nippur, no locality, Dark grey stone; circular section tapering to ends. Damaged. 5x2.5
New Description no flat base, flat almost pointed ends, broken at one end 10-20% mass lost, smoothed dark gray stone basalt? With some white specks/veins. Broken end looks to show some burning (heat spall?)
Comments field number D-724A (field no. on object, unpublished), 2N-729b on card: belongs to egg-shaped stone in Baghdad; OIP 78 (1967), p.109;165
Photo 51-6-232.JPG
Not weight? False
Inscribed? False
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 # 51-6-232 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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