Ashanti gold-takers scales

Made:
1400-1499 in West Africa

One of two pairs (bronze) Ashanti gold-takers scales (15th century) used in buying and selling gold-dust. Length of beam: large scales 4.54-inch, sensitivity: large scales 1.3gr.

Details

Category:
Weighing & Measuring
Object Number:
1927-905/1
Materials:
bronze and complete
type:
bullion balance
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • measuring device - instrument
  • weighing machine
  • scales - weighing device
  • furnishing and equipment
  • measuring device - instrument
  • weighing machine
credit:
Stevens's Auction Rooms Ltd.