Seven Mesopotamian Agate Duck-weights

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 13 April 2016
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These weights are in the range of 8.7 to 24.7 grams, roughly between 1 and 3 Babylonian shekels. Weights had been made in this characteristic duck-shape since around 2000 BCE. From Southern Mesopotamia, Iraq. Circa 700-500 BCE. (The British Museum, London)

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
Associate Professor of Neurology and lover of the Cradle of Civilization, Mesopotamia. I'm very interested in Mesopotamian history and always try to take photos of archaeological sites and artifacts in museums, both in Iraq and around the world.

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Amin, O. S. M. (2016, April 13). Seven Mesopotamian Agate Duck-weights. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/4914/seven-mesopotamian-agate-duck-weights/

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Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Seven Mesopotamian Agate Duck-weights." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified April 13, 2016. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/4914/seven-mesopotamian-agate-duck-weights/.

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Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Seven Mesopotamian Agate Duck-weights." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 13 Apr 2016. Web. 05 Aug 2021.