Goldweight ("Abrammuo") of a bird on spirals
2 x 1 3/8 x 5/16 in. (5.1 x 3.5 x 0.8 cm)
Gift of Miles L. Rubin
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When in reference to ornament, use for simple coiled lines, and prefer "scrolls (motifs)" or "scrollwork" for more complex forms. [April 1993 related terms added. November 1992 lead-in term changed, was 'coils (spirals)'. May 1990 lead-in term added.]
Objects of known mass for use on scales during weighing. [August 1995 alternate term changed, was 'weight'.]
The class of vertebrate animals that are typically bipedal and warm-blooded, lay large-yolked hardshelled eggs, often arboreal, and possessing feathers, hollow bones, forelimbs adapted for flight (although some have lost the ability to fly) and hindlimbs for perching and locomotion, a four-chambered heart, keen vision, a horny beak without teeth, and a large muscular stomach. Birds arose from theropod dinosaurs, which were an order of carnivorous dinosaurs.
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