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Descriptive Variable Value(s)
Field Number 3N 408
Material diabase
Location Philadelphia
Weight (g) 2.1
Length (cm) 2.6
Width (cm) 0.7
Weight Type sphendonoid
Detail round ends, no base
Units (inferred) 0.25
Unit Weight (inferred) 8.4
Locus surface
Period surface find
Card data weight; surface, black stone; marked with four lines. 2.6x.7
New Description nice example rounded ends no flat base, dark black-green stone (amphibole?) well polished. Four very regular incisions at side undoubtedly indicate 1/4 shekel. Diabase grading to basalt.
Publication OIP 78 (1967) p.110 no weight given. Black stone, lentoid, four incised parallel lines; l. 2.6, d. 0.7 cm.: Surface
Photo 53-11-20.JPG
Not weight? False
Inscribed? True
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 # 53-11-20 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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