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Copper alloy steelyard: E.188.1899

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Current Location: Gallery 19


Copper alloy steelyard




Steelyard, a bar from which hangs three hooks and two chains with hooks; bar and hooks of square section. Used for weighing.

Measurements and weight

Length: 29 cm
Width: 29 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (1899) by Petrie, William Matthew Flinders, Sir


100 - 400

Materials used in production

copper alloy Bronze

Techniques used in production

Cast (process)

Identification numbers

Accession number: E.188.1899
Primary reference Number: 49858
Oldadmincategory: MW
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 21 October 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

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Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Antiquities

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