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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Height: 165.000 mm

Museum number

P&EE 1934 12-10 1


Gift of the Christy Trustees


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