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Balance Scale Shaft, 1st-4th Cent AD

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Balance Scale Shaft, 1st-4th Cent. AD

Copper alloy; 18CM/15.5gm, green patina.

As seen in the photo, one side is adorned, the other is flat. The shaft was held in one hand, loop end down.

Very rare in such unbroken/bent condition. To the see the reverse and how it was used to weigh objects, click the 'images' tab.