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    Sale 5399

    Antiquities

    30 April 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 33

    A LATE ROMAN BRONZE STEELYARD BALANCE AND WEIGHT

    CIRCA 2ND-4TH CENTURY A.D.

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A LATE ROMAN BRONZE STEELYARD BALANCE AND WEIGHT
    CIRCA 2ND-4TH CENTURY A.D.
    In the form of a rectangular sectioned beam with conical terminals, engraved on three faces with graded divisions and stippled letters, the other face with a stippled inscription, one end of the beam with three attachment rings on different faces with two remaining suspended hooks, two additional hooks suspended on chains from a collar, the counterpoise weight (lead core missing) in the form of an Artemis bust suspended from a short moveable chain
    Beam: 16 3/8 in. (41.5 cm.) long, bust: 3 1/8 in. (8 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    German private collection, formed during the 1960s-1970s.