24.15 Weights & Measures

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3 WORKS BY GRAMMARIANS OF THE LATE CLASSICAL ERA | MS 048
Created on: 14 February 2014

MS in Latin and Greek on vellum, France, 11th c., 33 ff. (complete), 15x9 cm, single column, (12x6 cm), 47 lines in a minute Carolingian minuscule and Greek capitals. 

METROLOGICAL TABLE FOR AREA MEASURES SYSTEM A | MS 2768
Created on: 14 February 2014

MS in Neo Sumerian on clay, probably Larsa, Babylonia, 2000-1700 BC, 1 tablet, 7,0x4,3x2,2 cm, 3 columns, 15 lines of cuneiform script. 

METROLOGICAL TABLE FOR LENGTH MEASURES SYSTEM LN | MS 3869-11
Created on: 14 February 2014

MS in Sumerian on clay, probably Larsa, Babylonia, 2000-1600 BC, 1 tablet, 9,0x4,9x2,8 cm, single column, 19+16 lines in cuneiform script. 

COMPLETE METROLOGICAL TABLE FOR CAPACITY OR VOLUME SYSTEM C | MS 2723
Created on: 14 February 2014

MS in Old Babylonian on clay, probably Larsa, Babylonia, 2000-1700 BC, 1 hexagonal prism, h. 11,0, diam. 5,0, each side 2,5 cm, 6 columns, ca. 32 lines on each side (159 lines) in cuneiform script, hole with diam. 0,8 cm through the centre. 

METROLOGICAL TABLE FOR WEIGHT MEASURE SYSTEM M, BASIC UNIT MINA | MS2186
Created on: 14 February 2014

MS in Old Babylonian on clay, probably Larsa, Babylonia, 2000-1700 BC, 1 tablet, 12,3x4,6x3,0 cm, 2 columns, 46 lines in cuneiform script. 

ONE THIRD SHEKEL | MS 2836
Created on: 14 February 2014

MS in Neo Babylonian on agate, Babylonia, ca. 6th c. BC, 1 agate duck weight, 0,9x1,8x0,9 cm, 1 line in cuneiform script.

WEIGHT: 1 TRUE MINA, OF ADAD-SHUMA-IDDINA, SON OF PRIEST-OF-ADAD | MS 2481
Created on: 14 February 2014

MS in Babylonian on black stone (hematite), Babylonia, 1235-1227 BC BC, 1 barrel-formed tablet, 5,3x12,0 cm, 3 lines in cuneiform script , weight 478.2 grams. 

COMPLETE SET FOR WEIGHING PRECIOUS METALS IN THE PALACE | MS 5088-1-55
Created on: 14 February 2014

MSS in Old Babylonian on hematite, Babylonia, ca. 2000-1600 BC, 55 weights of all sizes, from diam. 2,8x8,8 cm to diam. 0,4x1,1 cm, 2 and 1 lines in cuneiform script.

ONE TALENT. FOR THE GOD SHARA | MS 4576
Created on: 14 February 2014

MS in Neo Sumerian on stone, Umma, ca. 2100-1900 BC, 1 stone weight, 38x23x15 cm, 2 columns, (14x9 cm) 10 lines in archaizing cuneiform script, ancient holes near top to serve as handles, 1 hole at lower half, weight 27,5 kg.