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Steelyard Weight with a Bust of a Byzantine Empress and a Hook

Date:
400–450
Culture:
Byzantine
Medium:
Copper alloy, filled with lead, brass hook
Dimensions:
9 1/2 × 4 1/2 × 2 13/16 in., 12.5 lb. (24.2 × 11.5 × 7.1 cm, 5664g) Other (Hook): 8 7/8 × 3 × 1 1/4 × 1/4 in., 0.4 lb. (22.6 × 7.6 × 3.2 × 0.7 cm, 176g)
Classification:
Metalwork-Copper alloy
Credit Line:
Purchase, Gifts of J. Pierpont Morgan, Mrs. Robert J. Levy, Mr. and Mrs. Frederic B. Pratt, George Blumenthal, Coudert Brothers and Mrs. Lucy W. Drexel, by exchange; Bequest of George Blumenthal and Theodore M. Davis Collection, Bequest of Theodore M. Davis, by exchange; and Rogers Fund, 1980
Accession Number:
1980.416a, b
466060

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