Copper-Alloy Balance Weight with Cross in a Circular Border
- 5th–6th century
- Copper alloy
- 3/8 × 1 × 1 in., 1.8oz. (1 × 2.5 × 2.5 cm, 51g)
- Metalwork-Copper alloy
- Credit Line:
- Purchase, Christopher C. Grisanti and Suzanne P. Fawbush, and Alastair B. Martin Gifts, 2002
- Accession Number:
Crosses became a popular decoration on Byzantine weights.
In Byzantium, precise measurement of goods was achieved by a set of standard balance weights.