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    Sale 5355

    Christie's Interiors - Oak Edition

    20 May 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 251

    AN ENGLISH MEDIEVAL BRONZE STEELYARD WEIGHT

    13TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    AN ENGLISH MEDIEVAL BRONZE STEELYARD WEIGHT
    13TH CENTURY
    Cast with four armorial shields, traces of gilding and a repaired casting flaw to bottom.
    3½ in. (8.9 cm.) high


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    For a discussion on steelyard weights see The London Museum Medieval Catalogue, 1954, reprinted 1967, pp. 171-174
    These weights with plain cast shields subsequently decorated and incised are considered to be provincial examples of the primary type decorated with the arms of Poitou, England, Hansa and the lion of Cornwall

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