A Roman bronze steelyard in the form of an emperor(27)
Lot 111
A Roman bronze steelyard weight
Sold for £6,875 (US$ 11,555) inc. premium
Auction Details
A Roman bronze steelyard in the form of an emperor(27)
Lot Details
A Roman bronze steelyard weight
Circa 2nd Century A.D.
Possibly depicting an emperor, wearing a wreath in his wavy hair, the ties falling across the drapery at his shoulders, the eyes articulated, cast with an integral suspension loop in the crown of his head, 3¼in (8.3cm) high, mounted

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  • Provenance:
    With Marcel Dumoulin, the Belgian antiquarian, acquired in the 1960s and 1970s.
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