Steelyard Rod with Weight and Hooks
Overall: 20 5/8 x 17 7/8 x 2 3/4 in. (52.4 x 45.4 x 7 cm)
Purchase, Christopher C. Grisanti and Suzanne P. Fawbush Gift, 2008
Steelyards, a Roman invention, were used to weigh goods by sliding weights along the rod to balance the load suspended from hooks on the chains. This rod is inscribed with scales for two sets of measures and the names of the owners.
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