Category: scale

treasures-and-beauty:

treasures-and-beauty:

Gorham Sterling Silver Hanging Postal Scale, ca. 1900.

Roman Scale Bar with Neptune, Hippocamp and Griffin, 1st Century…

Roman Scale Bar with Neptune, Hippocamp and Griffin, 1st Century AD

A bronze scale bar from a set of weights decorated with a hippocamp to one end with forepart of a rearing horse, head slightly turned, rest of body a sea serpent with tail wrapped around bar; to the top a standing male, possibly Neptune (Poseidon) holding the hippocamp by the mane and brandishing weapon in other hand; to the other end a griffin with head turned, body ending in a sea serpent wrapped around bar; center of bar balustered and detailing of scales to both sea creatures. 33cm (13″)