A BYZANTINE BRONZE STEELYARD BALANCE
Please refer to our stock # Z.249 when inquiring.
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
Ya’akov Meshorer , “Ancient Means of Exchange, Weights and Coins” (University of Haifa, 1998)
David Hendin, “Ancient Scale Weights and Pre Coinage Currency of the Near East”, (New York, 2007)
“Measuring and Weighing in Ancient Times”, (University of Haifa, 2001)