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BZ.1940.11.1–2, Steelyard Rod and Weight

BZ.1940.11.1–2, Steelyard Rod and Weight

Byzantine Collection, Dumbarton Oaks Museum

Early Byzantine, fifth–sixth century

Bronze, 47.6 cm x 11.4 cm x 3.8 cm (18 3/4 in. x 4 1/2 in. x 1 1/2 in.)

Mildred Barnes Bliss and Robert Woods Bliss acquired this steelyard rod and weight from the Cairo dealer Elias (Elie) Bustros in 1940.