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Descriptive Variable Value(s)
Material hematite
Location Philadelphia
Weight (g) 4.36
Length (cm) 3.4
Width (cm) 0.7
Weight Type sphendonoid
Detail flat ends, no base
Units (inferred) 0.5
Unit Weight (inferred) 8.72
Card data weight; Small, oblong Hematite. Weight: 2.07 grams, Hematite determined by Prof. Smith in the Chem. Lab. in 1906.
New Description bar sphendonoid, long barrel shape, no flattening. High polish, flattened ends. Weight on card incorrect or the numbers of this piece and B12497 got switched. Bar type?
Comments gift of Hilprecht
Photo B12496.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 # B12496 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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