Loading

Square copper-alloy one-pound weight

unknown artist0300/0499

Benaki Museum of Greek Civilization

Benaki Museum of Greek Civilization
Athens, Greece

Square copper-alloy one-pound weight from Constantinople, with an engraved representation of two emperors, perhaps Arcadios (383-408) and Honorios (393-423), on either side of a personification of Constantinople. The capital of the Empire, in accordance with Hellenistic iconographic tradition, is represented as Tyche (Fortune). Inlaid silver details distinguish the miniature composition. 4th-5th c. 0.06x0.06 m. (ΓΕ 11429)

Show lessRead more
  • Title: Square copper-alloy one-pound weight
  • Creator: unknown artist
  • Date Created: 0300/0499
  • Physical Dimensions: w60 x h60 x d10 cm (complete)
  • More Info: Benaki Museum - Benaki Museum
  • Type: measuring instrument
  • Rights: Benaki Museum
  • External Link: Benaki Museum

Recommended

Home
Explore
Nearby
Profile