A RARE ROMAN BRONZE BALANCE SCALE
Please refer to our stock # WB.1 when inquiring.
c. 1st Century BCE-Early 4th Century CE
Composed of a central bronze beam with knife shaped fulcrum and two hanging pans attached with ancient chains. Despite its utilitarian purpose, it was nonetheless crafted with beautiful details we can still appreciate today.
In excellent condition with natural patina present.
Beam length: 24.1 cm (9.48 inches)
Height when suspended: 33.5 cm (13.18 inches)
Pan diameter: 6.7 cm (2.63 inches)
From a private American collection acquired in Israel. Ships from the United States.
Worldwide Shipping, Plexiglas stand and Certificate of Authenticity Included in Price.
Ya'akov Meshorer , "Ancient Means of Exchange, Weights and Coins", (University of Haifa, 1998)
"Measuring and Weighing in Ancient Times", (University of Haifa, 2001)