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Weight Inscriptions (2.126)
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Subject: Monumental Inscriptions from the Biblical World; Akkadian Monumental Inscriptions


Most weights from ancient Mesopotamia bear no mark at all, partly because the vast majority are small with little room for inscription; however, many weights that could have been marked for unit of mass have no markings either. Weights with masses of one-half mina (ca. 250 grams) and higher are usually marked for mass, and more elaborate inscriptions are largely limi…

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Powell, Marvin A., “Weight Inscriptions (2.126)”, in: Context of Scripture Online, Editor in Chief: W. Hallo. Consulted online on 06 December 2021 <>

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