Weight, Metal, Bronze, Byzantine
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.
1.3cm x 1.3cm (1/2in x 1/2 in)
Nick Nagengast, “Weight,” CB 51 Gallery, accessed July 22, 2018, https://gallerytest.omeka.net/items/show/210.