Lot 453: 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 one biconvex finial and one biconical, loops to three faces with links and hook, incised and pointillé graduations to the shank; separate yoke with U-shaped hinged bar, two substantial chains each with a hook finial. 462 grams total, steelyard: 31cm (12 1/4"). From a German collection; acquired on the German art market before 1990. [No Reserve]
Condition Report: Fine condition.