About this object

Jeweller's weighing scale case of rectangular outline, with rounded base, the sliding cover carved in sunken relief with a cross surrounded by roundels and the raised thumb piece with the name “THEO …RO” in two vertical registers, the interior containing a tray cut to receive the balance and weights, with below a plain panel concealing three sunken compartments each with hinged cover and probably intended to hold precious stone.

Object specifics

  • Type
  • Culture
    Byzantine (Coptic)
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date made
    3rd - 9th centuries AD
  • Materials
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Purchased from Ancient Art, Amsterdam
  • Collector
    Johan Möger
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date collected
  • Measurements
    85 mm x 70 mm
  • Related people
    Johan Möger (Collector); Wellcome Historical Medical Museum (Previous owner)

Where is this object from?


Previous owners

Object view = Humanities
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