Fine Sovereign - The fine sovereign was a large, high quality gold coin of 240 grains and was so named because the gold sovereign of 1550 represented a return to the original "fine gold" standard of (before the debasement antics of Henry VIII).
Gudea of Lagash, ruled 2124 BC. He probably did not come from the city, but had married Ninalla, daughter of the ruler Urbaba of Lagash, thus gaining entrance to the royal house of Lagash. He was succeeded by his son Ur-Ningirsu.
Stele of Ushumgal [MetMuseum] Period: Early Dynastic I Date: B. Geography: Mesopotamia, probably from Umma (modern Jokha) Culture: Sumerian Medium: Gypsum alabaster Classification: Stone-Reliefs-Inscribed
Chlorite Lock Weight - Origin: Near East Circa: 3000 BC to 2000 BC Collection: Near Eastern Art Medium: Chlorite