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6014. **SOLD** Attractive Old Babylonian haematite duck weight

 
 
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An attractive Old Babylonian haematite duck weight



Weighs 3g



Intact.



16mm



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 haematite were introduced during the Old
Babylonian period and were not made outside this time.



They were made up until Neo Babylonian times but after
about 1600 BC they were made in black stone which was not haematite.



Old Babylonian Circa 1900-1600 BC



Ex Israeli collection



Price: sold GBP

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