Replica of Roman equal-arm balance, from Pompeii, 79 AD

Made:
1-79 CE; before 1914 in Pompeii and Italy

Reproduction of an ancient Roman Bronze Balance (Pompeii AD79); length of balance 11 3/8 ins (289mm)

This equal-arm balance is a direct copy of an example excavated from the Roman town of Pompeii in Italy. The settlement is famous for being buried in ash after the nearby volcano of Vesuvius erupted violently in AD 79.

Details

Category:
Weighing & Measuring
Object Number:
1914-405
type:
replica
taxonomy:
  • derivative object
  • copy - derivative object
  • reproduction
  • furnishing and equipment
  • measuring device - instrument
  • weighing machine
  • scales - weighing device
credit:
Chiurazzi, J. (S. de Angelis & Fils, Naples)

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