Assyrian Lion Weight Reproduction

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Reproduction of an ancient Assyrian Lion weight. Sixteen of these weights were discovered at Nimrud in the 1840’s and date to the 8th century BCE. The originals were made of bronze and were inscribed with both cuneiform and Phoenician characters. Based on a system of weight known as the heavy Mina which was approximately equivalent to a kilogram, they were most likely used in the weighing of metals. This unique piece of history is both historically important and artistically beautiful.

Piece measures: 13" x 7.5" x 6"