Bronze 'ram' weight, Babylonian, 8th century BC.

 
Bronze 'ram' weight, Babylonian, 8th century BC.
4 0 c m
 
33cm
actual image size: 25cm x 32cm

Description

One of six bronze Daric system weights in the form of animals and birds. The daric (dram or drachma) was a unit of weight and value of gold coin used in the Persian system of precious metal weight measurement. Each daric was equal to 128 grains or 4.32 grams.

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