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    Sale 12239

    Antiquities

    6 July 2016, London, King Street

  • Lot 98

    A BYZANTINE BRONZE STEELYARD BALANCE AND LEAD WEIGHT

    CIRCA 5TH-7TH CENTURY A.D.

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    A BYZANTINE BRONZE STEELYARD BALANCE AND LEAD WEIGHT
    CIRCA 5TH-7TH CENTURY A.D.
    The fulcrum square in section with pyramidal terminals, with incised calibrations on three faces and a Greek inscription reading 'EYCEBIOY' ((Property) of Eusebius) between two crosses, the fulcrum suspended from a hook with pyramidal terminal, an attachment plate at one end, the object to be weighed suspended by hooks attached to two lengths of chain, two further hooks suspended along the fulcrum; the weight spherical in form with incised horizontal lines, surmounted by a suspension loop, hanging from the fulcrum by an S-hook
    Bar: 19 ½ in. (49.5 cm.) long


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    PUBLISHED:
    L. Wamser & G. Zahlhaas (eds), Rom und Byzanz, Archäologische Kostbarkeiten aus Bayern, Munich, 1998, p. 169-170, no. 223.

    Provenance

    Acquired on the Zurich art market in 1997.


    Exhibited

    Prähistorische Staatssamlung München, Rom und Byzanz, Archäologische Kostbarkeiten aus Bayern, 1998-1999.