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IMPERIAL ROMAN BRONZE JEWELER’S SCALES

With dual measuring bowls, each suspended on 3 open-link chains. Its small size compared to larger steelyard weights indicates it would have been used for jewelry and gold assaying. In each measuring bowl there is a single tiny fissure. Otherwise Intact.

 

1st–2nd Century AD

Intact, 16 x 13 cm (6 5/16 x 5 1/8")

Ex: Israeli private collection of S. Moussaieff, by 2000

With a German export license.

 

(#rm5623bz)

 

Exhibited: 

BRAFA Art Fair. (Brussels, 26 Jan- 2 Feb 2020) 

 

 

Published: 

Antiquarium, Ltd.; Ancient Treasures XVIII (London, 2019) p.30-31

 

 

 

Comparanda:

The British Museum  reg. no.: 1772,0319.2

 

The Wellcome Historical Medical Museum