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Weights
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I. Ancient Orient

In Mesopotamia and its neighbouring regions, weights were made of stone (primarily haematite [Haematite], or else limestone and others) or metal (bronze, copper), often in the form of a barleycorn or a loaf, or figuratively as a duck (3rd to 1st millennia), and in Assyria from the 1st millennium also as a lion. Weights could be inscribed with a numerical value with or without indicating the unit, as well as with an in…

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Sallaberger, Walther (Leipzig), Felber, Heinz (Leipzig) and Hitzl, Konrad (Tübingen), “Weights”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 19 May 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e424050>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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