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Descriptive Variable Value(s)
Material dolomite
Location Philadelphia
Weight (g) 16.5
Height (cm) 1.5
Length (cm) 3.6
Width (cm) 1.7
Weight Type sphendonoid
Detail flat ends, flat base, truncated cone type
Units (inferred) 2.0
Unit Weight (inferred) 8.25
Condition notch at one end
New Description light gray-brown stone with some speckling. Two flattened areas may have been intended as base. Ends flattened. Small nick at one end, minor loss of mass. Some smoothing on stone almost tc or loaf shape
Photo B12473.JPG
Not weight? False
Inscribed? False
Broken? False
Weighed by Hafford
Precision? False
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 # B12473 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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