Byzantine Bronze Domed Weight


A neatly domed Byzantine bronze weight with concentric designs around the top and base. An inscribed letter sits on the top, which may correspond to the weight’s size and dimensions. The top of the dome displays a letter that could be a stylised Z or a combination of letters pleasingly designed.


Date: Circa 8th - 10th Century AD
Condition: Fine condition.

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Sets of standard balance weights were used to weigh goods in the Byzantine world precisely. Weights produced during the Byzantine Era were made of gold, silver, bronze, lead, glass, and stone. Throughout the Middle Ages, bronze (an alloy of copper and tin) was rarely used, as the Byzantine Empire had lost most of its tin-producing provinces in the west during the fourth century AD.

To disocver more about Byzantine art, please visit our relevant blog post: The Byzantine Empire, Art and Christianity.

Weight 54.14 g
Dimensions W 2.5 x H 2.2 cm



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