29 April 2010,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 1,000
Estimate GBP 900 - GBP 1,200
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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Acquired at auction in France between 1984 and 2000.
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