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Imperial Roman Bronze Jeweler's Scales

With dual measuring bowls, each suspended on 3 open-link chains. Its small size compared to larger steelyard weights indicates it would have been used for jewelry and gold assaying. In each measuring bowl there is a single tiny fissure. Otherwise Intact.

1st–2nd Century AD

Intact, 16 x 13 cm (6 5/16 x 5 1/8")


Ex: Israeli private collection of S. Moussaieff, by 2000 With a German export license.

Exhibited: BRAFA Art Fair. (Brussels, 26 Jan- 2 Feb 2020) Published: Antiquarium, Ltd.; Ancient Treasures XVIII. (London, 2019) p.30-31

Comparanda: The British Museum, London reg. no.: 1772,0319.2 Welcome Historical Medical Museum, London

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