Lot 452: Byzantine 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 biconical finials, hinged suspension hook to one face and remains of another, incised graduations to the shank; separate yoke with U-shaped hinged bar, two substantial chains each with a hook finial. 315 grams total, steelyard: 27cm (10 1/2"). From a German collection; acquired on the German art market before 1990. [No Reserve]
Condition Report: Fine condition.