A LARGE BYZANTINE AUBERGINE GLASS WEIGHT
CIRCA 6TH-7TH CENTURY AD
The disc-like weight stamped on one side in a quincunx with five identical box monograms with the Greek letters Rho-Delta-Epsilon
5 ½ in. (14 cm.) diam.
Acquired in March 1997.
London, Every Object Tells a Story, 2017, no.200
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For a similar large weight in the British Museum collection, measuring 10 cm across and stamped five times cf. D. Buckton, Byzantium: Treasures of Byzantine Art and Culture, London, 1994, no 83 (BM 1986,0602.1).