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Title: Silver for Assur
Subtitle: Kanesh, Acemhöyük and Metal Wealth in the Taurus Highlands
Author(s): YENER, K. Aslihan
Journal: Anatolica
Volume: 41    Date: 2015   
Pages: 1-7
DOI: 10.2143/ANA.41.0.3127285

Abstract :
The location of the mines that supplied silver, which Old Assyrian merchants shipped to Assur in large quantities, remains unclear. Recent lead isotope analyses of artefacts found at Acemhöyük, Qalat Shergat (ancient Assur) and Kültepe (ancient Kanesh) suggest that these objects originated from the Taurus Mountains.

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