A One-mina Weight from Southern Mesopotamia

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 13 April 2016

This is a diorite mina weight in the shape of a sugar loaf. The inscriptions state that this was a copy of a weight made for Nebuchadnezzar, following the standard of Shulgi, "The Old Sumerian King" (reigned 2094-2047 BCE). It was the property of Marduk-shar-ilani. It weighs 978.3 grams. From Southern Mesopotamia, Iraq. Neo-Babylonian Period, reign of king Nebuchadnezzar II, 605-562 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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