Early Byzantine Weight

Culture: Byzantine
Period: 4th-6th century A.D.
Material: Bronze, silver
Dimensions: 2.9 cm in diameter; 54 gram = 2 ounces
Price: 400 Euro
Ref: 3172
Provenance: Collection Roderich Munich. Thence Galerie Antiken-Kabinett Gackstätter with the inventory number 03403. Accompanied by a certificate of Antiken-Kabinett Gackstätter.
Condition: Intact
Description: The cast weight has an engraved wreath on the front which frames a cross motive in the centre, as well as the uncia symbol (Cyrillic gamma) and the numeral B. The value B stands for two ounces. Remains of the damascened silver inlay preserved in the cross and in the characters. The weight of 54 gram equates to two ounces.