Jadite is formed in metamorphic rocks under high pressure and low temperature.  It is formed in association with serpentinite, and is resistant to weathering.  It is apple green, emerald-green, bluish green, greenish white, or white.  It is usually banded.  It has a mohs hardness of 6.5-7.  

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Object U Number Museum Number (UPM Date Reg Number) Museum Number (BM Registration Number) Museum Number (UPM B-number) Description (Catalog Card)
11418 30-12-29 (none) (none) Cylinder seal. Green Jasper. Two men fighting 2 lions, the latter heraldically crossed, and an inscription in 2 lines. Inscription: UrdGIS-BIL-ga-mes dub-sar sumu Urd KA-DI = Ur-Gilgames scribe, son of Ur-KA-DI. HC.1928/9-2.
11483 30-12-27 (none) (none) Cylinder seal. Green stone. Scene: 2 men fighting 2 animals.
11492 30-12-25 (none) (none) Cylinder seal. Green stone. Scene: 3 men & 2 lions fighting: one of the men has 4 bulls legs.
11507 30-12-30 (none) (none) Cylinder seal. Of green marble (?) Unfinished. The hole is only partly bored. One standing figure has been sketched but not finished, of a second only the trunk is suggested.
11961 30-12-28 (none) (none) Cylinder Seal. Green stone. 2 Heroes fighting a lion & a bull.
12017 30-12-43 (none) (none) Cylinder Seal. Green stone.
12795 (none) (none) (none) Terracotta relief moulded. Nude figure advancing right. [drawing 1:1]
12795A 30-12-18 (none) (none) Cylinder seal. Steatite. Squat furniture type. Poor cutting. Stags? In procession and signs of doubtful import.
14940 31-17-81 (none) (none) Bead. Globular. Translucent light blue glass(?) (or jadeite?)
15357 (none) 1930,1213.150 (none) Beads: One steatite flattened oval; one ring-bead of green-blue jade(?) and a quantity of minute while shell rings found with a head in the mixed burial L. [drawing 1:1]
16166 (none) (none) (none) Beads: Agate, steatite, jasper, glass paste, carnelian lentoids, barrels, balls, double conoid.
18919 35-1-22, 35-1-22 (none) (none) Cylinder seal. Green steatite (?) with copper caps. Two standing gods shaking hands: two men killing a kneeling prisoner: two columns of inscription supported by an animal. Good work.
18922 35-1-16 (none) (none) Cylinder seal. Black steatite. A god driving a chariot drawn by a winged gryphon(?); between the wings rises a goddess armed with a bow, in front of it is another god. One column of inscription. Inscription: Ur-gis-me-e (C.J.G.)
18974 35-1-9, 35-1-9 (none) (none) Cylinder seal. Dark green steatite. One seated and three standing figures: two columns of inscription. Inscription: Lugal-ma (C.J.G.)
18981 35-1-21 (none) (none) Cylinder seal. Green stone. 2 heroes fighting lions.
500K (none) (none) (none) A quantity of beads in different varieties of stone and of different shapes, all found together and in confusion (see notes) with U.456 and other metal objects now restrung and composed into the following strins:- (1260 beads in all) - (A) 44 carnelian beads [drawing], 10 malachite beads, ball or scaraboid, and plain machite cylinder. (B) 36 beads, lentoids of banded agate, banded agate discoids, and small cat's eyes. (C) 60 carnelian [drawing], 8 banded agate lentoids, 4 large ovoids, flat, of chalcedony, amethystine quartz and agate. (D) 90 carnelian spheroids, 12 banded agate lentoids, discoids and lentoids of amethystine quartz and malachite, large, 6 in all. (E) 24 carnelian bugles or barrels, 30 carnelian [drawing], 2 ditto discoids, flat, 2 oblong agate plaques, and U.499 strung on as centerpiece. (F) 72 carnelian speroids and two double cat's eyes, strung as a double bracelet. (G) Amethyst, 24 [drawing], and 2 cylinders. (H) Carnelian: 44 lentoids, 1 bugle with separate caps, 1 bugle with acid whitened pattern and 2 pendants. (J) Carnelian: 12 scaraboids, 12 lentoids and 48 small spheroids (K) Bone pendant, jasper cone-topped ovoid, spacers of chalcedony, carnelian, sardonyx, cat's eye, jadeite, lapis and banded agate and paste, 22 in all, 6 carnelian bugles and small carnelians, in all 206. (L) 38 carnelian spheroids of [drawing], 8 lentoids of banded agate, 1 ditto cylinder, 1 sardonyx cylinder, 8 ovoids flattened of chalcedony and agate and one imitation cat's eye in chalcedony and carnelian. (M) 108 spacers of carnelian [drawing], 35 agate lentoids, 1 large ball carnelian. (N) 90 carnelian spacers [drawing] or spheroid, 15 barrel or lentoids of banded agate or sardonyx, 2 agate cone-topped flat ovoids and 1 cat's eye disk (O) 20 lentoids or barrels of banded agate, 13 ditto ball beads and 2 humped-back ditto. (P) 67 carnelian beads [drawing] and 66 lapis lazuli beads of varying types.
6904 (none) (none) (none) Cylinder seal. Jade: transluscent. Green. Inscribed: 2 gazelles rampant and crossed attached on either side by 2 men. B.
7066 (none) (none) (none) Seal. Oblong flat one side, convex the other, ends just wide enough fro usual seal hole. Greenish jadeite, on flat side 5 birds. Before 3000BC. B.
7641 (none) (none) B16861 Cylinder seal. Green stone. Slightly concave. Broken in antiquity but remended and complete. Gilgamesh and Enkidu back to back the former fighting a rampant bull the latter fighting a rampant lion.
8416 (none) (none) B16870 Cylinder seal. Steatite. Green. Small piece missing near one end. Inscribed. Slightly concave. Two rampant lions back to back. Each is attacked by a naked bearded and horned hero. Between the 2 lions tails 3 vertical lines with rounded heads standing above a pair of spread wings? - thus [drawing]
8917 (none) (none) B16867 Cylinder seal. Green Stone Above, string pattern [drawing] Below, 2 seated and 2 standing gods
9262 (none) (none) B16860 Cylinder seal Steatite Green. Slightly concave. A god standing between two portals, the left foot raised and resting upon the mountain top, the right foot rigid- as if in the attitude of ascending? His left hand is upraised and in it he holds a feather whisk?? His head is turned backward in contemplation of a minute human figure crouching in the attitude of subjection. The god's right hand is extended immediately above the head of the victim that he has crushed. Oblique to the go are three concentric wavy lines above the right shoulder - possibly representing lightening? The god wears a horned headdress. A second god also wearing a horned headdress, long hair falling below the shoulders and ending in a knot? and a skirt descending to the feet, approaches one of the portals and touches it with hands as if about to open it.
9298 (none) (none) B17012 Cylinder seal Green stone Gilgamesh and Eabani
9502 (none) (none) B16873, B16873 Cylinder seal Green ston A hero fighting a lion and a second fighting a long-horned bull (?): between the animals a star and crescent, between the men a single column of inscription. A-ki-ru-um. (HC.202)
9587 (none) (none) B16948 Cylinder seal Steatite Green 2 seated deities both sucking straws, the ends of which are in a vase of the champagne type. Behind one throne a standing attendant and behind him a star? on a vertical staff.
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