Weight

Title

Weight

Subject

Weight, Metal, Bronze, Byzantine

Description

This is a square byzantine weight made of bronze. It is from either the 12th or 13th century, and was likely used in trade. In a time without modern scales, balances and weights were used to determine how heavy an object was. In trade, standardized weights such as this were used to measure out a certain quantity of a good.

Creator

Nick Nagengast

Source

01.8295

Publisher

[no text]

Date

12th-13th century

Contributor

[no text]

Rights

MFA

Relation

[no text]

Format

Metal;Bronze

Language

[no text]

Type

[no text]

Identifier

Kate

Coverage

Byzantine

Original Format

[no text]

Physical Dimensions

1.3cm x 1.3cm (1/2in x 1/2 in)

Files

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/12884814/OmekaImages/NickByzantineWeightDOAKS.jpg

Citation

Nick Nagengast, “Weight,” CB 51 Gallery, accessed October 20, 2018, https://gallerytest.omeka.net/items/show/210.