Balance Weight with Monogram
- 6th century
- Copper alloy, silver inlay
- 3/8 × 1 1/8 × 1 1/16 in., 1.9oz. (0.9 × 2.8 × 2.7 cm, 53g)
- Metalwork-Copper alloy
- Credit Line:
- Purchase, Christopher C. Grisanti and Suzanne P. Fawbush, and Alastair B. Martin Gifts, 2002
- Accession Number:
The Greek monogram at the center of this two-ounce weight reads "of Sergios," probably indicating the name of the local eparch.
In Byzantium, precise measurement of goods was achieved by a set of standard balance weights.