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5215. **SOLD** Pair of Old Babylonian haematite weights.

 
 
 
 
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A pair of Old Babylonian 2 shekel haematite weights
The haematite weights can be placed fairly accurately within a 400 year time span.
Hematite which is widely found in Syria and Turkey must have been imported into Mesopotamia where stone of this kind is not available.
Weights in this shape were introduced during the Old Babylonian period and were not made outside this time.
60mm
145g and 163g
Old Babylonian Circa 1900-1600 BC
From a Belgian collection
�125 each or �230 the pair
Price: sold GBP

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