Lot 450: Byzantine Large Steelyard Balance with Chains
December 6, 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: 6th-10th century AD. A bronze steelyard and chains comprising: a square-section bar with one domed finial and one biconical, hinged suspension hooks to three faces, pointillé graduations to the shank; separate yoke with U-shaped hinged bar, two substantial chains each with a hook finial, and a smaller third hook. 896 grams total, steelyard: 49cm (19 1/4"). From a German collection; acquired on the German art market before 1990. [No Reserve]
Condition Report: Fine condition.