Roman Bronze Steelyard Balance
Antiquities - Roman
GBP (£) 300 - 500
EUR (€) 350 - 590
USD ($) 370 - 620
Sold for (Inc. premium): £357
Circa 2nd century AD. A balance with main shaft of square section, twisted 45 degrees in the area of the fixed hooks, with rounded terminals. Three fixed loops at the balance points, each with a swivel hook for suspension and each affixed to a different face of the shaft. Also with a pair of suspended load hooks, linked to a ring that slides freely along the shaft. Attractive. 300 mm. Very fine and complete.
Cf Museum of London; cf Royal Collection (for a later reproduction of the same type).
Friday 19th March 2010 at The Swedenborg Hall 20-21 Bloomsbury WayLondon WC1A 2TH
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