Weight

5th century (made)
Not currently on display at the V&A

Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Counterpoise weight from a steelyard, the ring is formed by two ragged oak-sprays, each with an acorn at the top; with iron staple.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Brief Description
Brass weight in the shape of a ring formed by two sprays of oak leaves each with an acorn, Byzantine, 5th century
Physical Description
Counterpoise weight from a steelyard, the ring is formed by two ragged oak-sprays, each with an acorn at the top; with iron staple.
Dimensions
  • Height: 5.375in
  • Width: 4.25in
Credit line
Dr. W. L. Hildburgh F.S.A. Gift
Historical context
This is a counterpoise weight from a steelyard
Production
Byzantium
Subject depicted
Collection
Accession Number
M.4-1947

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record createdFebruary 13, 2004
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