Silver from Sam'al

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 04 September 2017
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This rounded piece of silver (which is part of a hack silver) was used as a method of payment. Its weigh is 497.38 g. The overlying Aramaic inscription mentions that this is a property of Barrakib, son of Panammuwa, Prince of Sam'al. 9th to 7th century BCE. From Sam'al/Zincirli, modern-day Southern Turkey. (Pergamon Museum in Berlin)

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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. (2017, September 04). Silver from Sam'al. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/7174/silver-from-samal/

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