Roman Bronze Beam Scale
An ancient Roman bronze collapsible folding beam scale, with a hinged beam for folding and a central needle for judging balance. There are suspension loops at the top and at the ends of the arms to secure the pans. With ancient Roman bronze coins to balance.
Ca. 1st-4th century AD.
Formerly in the private collection of an American physician, acquired in the 1960s-1990s.