Roman Bronze Surveyor's Compass and Plumb Bob

 

Roman Bronze Surveyor's Compass and Plumb Bob

An ancient Roman bronze hinged surveyor's compass and conical bronze plumb bob.

Ca. 2nd century BC - 2nd century AD.
Height of compass: 4 in. (10.2 cm).
Intact.

Confer: J. P. Adam, Roman Building, Material and Techniques, (1994), p. 43; Naples Museum, inv. 76686 (compass), illustrated in, Pompeii, AD 79, (Boston, 1978), pp. 202-3.

Formerly in an English private collection.

Inv#: 6158

$2,500

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