ROMAN BRONZE STEELYARD BALANCE

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ROMAN BRONZE STEELYARD BALANCE

Rod or beam of square cross-section with conical terminals incised with measuring numerals on two sides; end of rod with two attachment hooks and one stirrup hingeing ring with two addionals hooks suspended on chains from a collar

Ex Christies, UK 1979; coll. JS, Netherlands,1980, cat. 217, 47
H. 36 cm; L. rod 35,2 cm. Green and reddish brown patina

1st-2nd cent. AD

Cf. Sir. W.F. Flinders Petrie, Ancient Weights and Measures, 1926, London repr. 1974, p. 29, pl. XVI

 2.500

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