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Bronze steelyard weight

 

Height: 165.000 mm

Gift of the Christy Trustees

P&EE 1934 12-10 1

Room 49: Roman Britain

    Bronze steelyard weight

    Roman Britain, probably 1st or 2nd century AD
    From the City of London

    This weight, for a statera, or steelyard, is in the form of a bust of a bearded and balding man. It is possibly meant to represent a philosopher. The lid in the head allowed the hollow-cast bronze body to be filled with lead to achieve the desired weight. In its current state it weighs 6.812 kilograms.

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