Roman - Miniature Bronze Steelyard Balance
Antiquities - Roman
GBP (£) 90 - 120
EUR (€) 110 - 140
USD ($) 110 - 150
Sold for (Inc. premium): £98
Circa 2nd century AD. The balance arm with notches to mark the weight divisions and having three integral suspension loops; the end loop fitted with a wire hoop suspender and the median loop fitted with a curved hook to receive the load to be weighed. Beam 83 mm long. Fine.
The small size of this balance suggest use for weighing light or valuable items; perhaps spices or similar materials.
Friday 19th March 2010 at The Swedenborg Hall 20-21 Bloomsbury WayLondon WC1A 2TH
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Lot No. 540