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")

#5623

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

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