A BYZANTINE BRONZE STEELYARD BALANCE
Catalog:Bronze:Weights: stock #789049
c. 4th-6th CENTURY A.D
Scale In the form of a rectangular sectioned beam with conical terminals, engraved on two faces with graded divisions; one end of the beam with three attachment rings on different faces with two remaining suspended hooks, two additional hooks suspended on chains from a collar and lead weight. Found in the Holy Land. Light green patina. In excellent and original condition.
11.7 inches (29 cm)
Custom plexiglas stand, shipping and Certificate of Authenticity included in price.
Export Approval from the Israel Antiquities Authority
Yaâ€™akov Meshorer , â€śAncient Means of Exchange, Weights and Coinsâ€ť (University of Haifa, 1998)
David Hendin, â€śAncient Scale Weights and Pre Coinage Currency of the Near Eastâ€ť, (New York, 2007)
â€śMeasuring and Weighing in Ancient Timesâ€ť, (University of Haifa, 2001)