Roman Steelyard Lead Weight A heavy Roman steelyard weight, made of lead. The weight features a conical shape and a suspension l.. Product #: PM-48 Regular price: $65.00 $65.00 Sold
Roman Steelyard Lead Weight

Roman Steelyard Lead Weight

Product Code: PM-48
Length: 5.5CM

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A heavy Roman steelyard weight, made of lead. The weight features a conical shape and a suspension loop for hanging.

Steelyard weights were used by merchants and traders to weigh their produce. Smaller weights such as this would have been portable and a certain standardised weight for easy use.

Condition: fine, signs of ageing and earthly encrustations on the surface.

Period: Circa 1st-3rd century AD. 

Provenance: Ex. Collection of antiquities from Spain, 1970’s.

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A heavy Roman steelyard weight, made of lead. The weight features a conical shape and a suspension loop for hanging.

Steelyard weights were used by merchants and traders to weigh their produce. Smaller weights such as this would have been portable and a certain standardised weight for easy use.

Condition: fine, signs of ageing and earthly encrustations on the surface.

Period: Circa 1st-3rd century AD. 

Provenance: Ex. Collection of antiquities from Spain, 1970’s.

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