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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

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