Bronze Lioness weight, from Palace at Nimrud

Made:
1933 in London

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Shalmaneser V, BC727-722. Cast of a bronze figure of a Lioness; one of a set of such weights found in the gateway of a Palace at Nimrud, the ancient Calah, the capital of Assyria during the 9th and 8th centuries BC. Inscription reads:- Left side:- 11 (= 2), Back:- Palace of Shalmaneser, King of the lands, 2 monors, royal; Right side:- 2 minors, royal. Actual weight 4lbs, 4ozs, 2drs.

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Category:
Weighing & Measuring
Object Number:
1933-81
type:
replica ancient assyrian weight and ancient assyrian weight
credit:
British Museum Trustees (Dept. of Egyptian & Assyrian Antiquities)