**This** **was** **reckoned** (6) **to** **hold** 5 **utens** **of** **water** (**uten** **approx**.

**Beside** **the** **equivalence** **of** **the** **hon** **to** 5 **utens** **weight** **of** **water**, **the** **mathematical** **papyrus** (35) **gives** 5 **besha** = (2/3)**cubic** **cubit** (**Revillout'****s** **interpretation** **of** **this** **as** 1 **cubit** **cubed** **is** **impossible** **geometrically**; **see** **Rev**. **Eg**., 1881, **for** **data**); **this** **is** **very** **concordant**, **but** **it** **is** **very** **unlikely** **for** 3 **to** **be** **introduced** **in** **an** **Egyptian** **derivation**, **and** **probably** **therefore** **only** **a** **working** **equivalent**.

**The** **tema** **is** **the** **same** **name** **as** **the** **large** **wheat** **measure** (35), **which** **was** **worth** 30,000 **to** 19,000 **grains** **of** **copper**, **according** **to** **Ptolemaic** **receipts** **and** **accounts** (**Rev**. **Eg**., 1881, 150), **and** **therefore** **very** **likely** **worth** **to** **utens** **of** **copper** **in** **earlier** **times** **when** **metals** **were** **scarcer**.

**A** **few** **barrel** **weights** **are** **found** **at** **Karnak**, **and** **several** **egg-shaped** **shekel** **weights** **at** **Gebelen** (44); **also** **two** **cuboid** **weights** **from** **there** (44) **of** 1 **and** 10 **utens** **are** **marked** **as** 6 **and** 60, **which** **can** **hardly** **refer** **to** **any** **unit** **but** **the** **heavy** **shekel**, **giving** 245.