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Small steelyard scale

The small steelyard scale, easy to hold, has a short bar. The slider mass is shaped like an acorn and made of lead with a bronze plating.

Grains, and other goods that could be poured, were weighed in hollow containers.

Small steelyard scale, Römermuseum Obernburg
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1 Small steelyard scale, Römermuseum Obernburg © Römermuseum Obernburg

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