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Steelyard weight in the form of Athena

Date:
6th–9th century (?)
Culture:
Byzantine
Medium:
Copper alloy
Dimensions:
8 1/4 × 4 1/2 × 2 13/16 in., 4.2 lb. (20.9 × 11.4 × 7.1 cm, 1896g)
Classification:
Metalwork-Bronze
Credit Line:
The Crosby Brown Collection of Musical Instruments, 1889
Accession Number:
89.4.3493
Not on view
John Crosby Brown (1838–1909), New York and New Jersey (until 1889)
Franken, Norbert. "Aequipondia: Figürliche Laufgewichte römischer und frühbyzantinischer Schnellwaagen." PhD diss., Verlag und Datenbank für Geisteswissenschaften, 1994. no. CB43, p. 189.



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