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Date: circa 7th century BCE
Object Name: coin
Classification: Roman
Culture(s):
Roman provinces
Mint: Europe
Technique: cast; forged
Medium: iron (FE); bronze (AE); lead
Subject/Image: Obverse: Roman steelyard scale
Description: Roman steelyard scale comprising a lead filled bronze counterweight with iron loop and hook. Bronze bar to which attached iron hook and a bronze hook for suspending apparatus. There are three hooks for suspending items to be weighed - one bronze hook attached directly to bar the other hooks, one bronze and one iron are attached by chains that are attached to the end of the bronze bar.
Accession Number: NG.2009.11.8