Balance Weight with a Cross and an Architectural Setting
- 5th–7th century
- Copper alloy, silver inlay
- 7/8 × 7/8 × 1/4 in., 0.9oz. (2.3 × 2.3 × 0.6 cm, 26g)
- Metalwork-Copper alloy
- Credit Line:
- Gift of Dr. R. M. Riefstahl, 1927
- Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 301
Here a cross stands before the outline of a sanctuary.
In Byzantium, precise measurement of goods was achieved by a set of standard balance weights.