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.
BRAFA Art Fair. (Brussels, 26 Jan- 2 Feb 2020)
Antiquarium, Ltd.; Ancient Treasures XVIII (London, 2019) p.30-31
The British Museum reg. no.: 1772,0319.2
The Wellcome Historical Medical Museum