• Antiquities auction at Christies

    Sale 5487

    Antiquities

    29 April 2010, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 324

    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.
    With long square-sectioned beam, engraved on one face with graded divisions, one end with three suspension loops with remaining hooks and loop, the other with plain cone-shape weight, 9½ in. (24 cm.) long; five Roman bronze fibulae, of cross bow form, with knobbed terminals, all circa 1st-4th Century A.D.; and a Italic style bronze fibula, 3½ in. (9 cm.) long max. (6)


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    Provenance

    Acquired at auction in France between 1984 and 2000.