Figure 1 Stone weights in the shape of ducks from the archaeological site of Yorghan Tepe, ancient Nuzi, Iraq. Nuzi was a provincial town of the Hurrian Kingdom (1600–1400 BC). The weights represent 20 shekels (smallest), 1 mina and 2 minas (largest), and are marked with incisions to denote their value. (Photo: Semitic Museum, Harvard University.)

Stone weights in
the shape of ducks

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