Babylonian "duck" weight

Made:
c. 2000 BCE in Babylonia
One of four Babylonian Duck' weights, with head turned back, of black haematite c.B.C. 2000 (16.28 grains = 1/16th of a

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One of four Babylonian Duck' weights, with head turned back, of black haematite c.B.C. 2000 (16.28 grains = 1/16th of a
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One of four Babylonian "Duck" weights, with head turned back, of black haematite c.B.C. 2000 (16.28 grains = 1/16th of a Babylonian "Daric" shekel of 130.24 grains).

Details

Category:
Weighing & Measuring
Object Number:
1955-158/4
Materials:
complete and haematite
type:
ancient babylonian weight (sumerian/babylonian shekel)
credit:
Sotheby and Compan