Steelyard weight

Roman Britain, 1st-4th century AD

This bronze weight (1200 g), for a statera, or steelyard, has been made in the form of a rather unflattering but lifelike bust of a boxer, with cauliflower ears and a pigtail, a hairstyle often worn by Roman wrestlers and boxers.

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Dimensions

Height: 110.000 mm
Weight: 1200.000 g

Museum number

P&EE 1856.7-1.5091

BCB60971

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