Assyrian Frog-Shaped Weight

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James Blake Wiener
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published on 22 November 2017

This Assyrian frog-shaped weight dates from the 16th-15th century BCE and is made of sardonyx. It has a Middle Assyrian cuneiform inscription along the frog's back. (Metsamor Historical-Archaeological Museum-Reserve, Taronik, Armenia)



About the Author

James Blake Wiener
James is a writer and former Professor of History. He holds an MA in World History with a particular interest in cross-cultural exchange and world history. He is a co-founder of Ancient History Encyclopedia and its Communications Director.

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