Equal-arm balance

Group of objects from a Genoese medicine chest, 1562-1566. From front to back: 2 nested weights, brass and hand-held Group of objects from a Genoese medicine chest, 1562-1566. From left to right: a box painted with Giustiniani arms,

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Group of objects from a Genoese medicine chest, 1562-1566. From front to back: 2 nested weights, brass and hand-held
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Group of objects from a Genoese medicine chest, 1562-1566. From left to right: a box painted with Giustiniani arms,
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum, London.

Hand-held equal-arm balance, swan neck ends, brass and iron

Details

Category:
Materia Medica & Pharmacology
Object Number:
A641515 Pt89
Materials:
brass, cotton (textile), iron and string
Measurements:
overall (lying flat): 19 mm x 172 mm x 231 mm, 0.03 kg
type:
balances and pharmacy (containers)
credit:
Giustiniani family