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Copper alloy portable balance-scales; arm of thin rod with perforated ends; central suspension attachment a folded strip with hinged end; sheet pans slightly dished; three suspension holes around edge.
- Production date
Diameter: 3.10 centimetres (pan)
Length: 10.50 centimetres (scales)
- Curator's comments
- Comment from Kidd, Haith & Ager ‘Summary Catalogue’ (draft MS)
Unrecorded, but said to be from "the district of the Rhine and Moselle", Germany; recent research has shown that the vendor has been notoriously unreliable.
Given by The Friends of The British Museum
Acquired from David Reiling of Mainz through Max Rosenheim
SMITH R.A. 1923. A Guide to the Anglo-Saxon and Foreign Teutonic Antiquities in the Department of British and Mediaeval Antiquities. London, p. 157
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
- Registration number