Agora Object: B 2148
Inventory Number:   B 2148
Section Number:   ΒΖ 1079
Excavation Number:   laughy:2004:f:15
Title:   Bronze Steelyard Bar
Category:   Bronze
Description:   Complete steelyard bar, twisted along length and bent ca. 30 degrees at 0.210m. from short end and 0.280m. from long end. Some iron adhesion in one interstice and a small lump on the offset ring.
Quadrilateral bar, with square offset ring about 0.014m. from the knob separating the "upper" part from the "lower" (longest) part of the bar. Upper part slightly thicker than the lower part and terminating into a biconical knob set on a square base. At opposite end, a rhomboidal knob on a squarish base offset by a groove.
Lower part with incised markings on three sides for indication of weight. Upper part with three small triangular protrusions on three different sides, hollow in the center and pierced through (short pin across each still in place), one with a ring for attachment.
Cf. Corinth XII, #1661, fig. 35 and pl. 98; Delos XVIII, #B 6723, 6724, fig. 164, pl. 404.
Context: 5th-6th c. A.D.
Conservation Status:   Finished
Context:   N-S road, southern section, red fill.
Handling:   With latex or nitrile gloves. Constructed a storage support with corroplast, Tyvek, ethanfoam and brass clips
Notebook Page:   6771
PD Number:   PD 2866
Dimensions:   L. 0.484; W. (bar, upper part) 0.010, (bar, lower part) 0.0084; W. (with protusion) 0.018
Material:   Copper alloy
Date:   15 June 2004
Section:   ΒΖ
Grid:   J/9-2/11
Elevation:   53.038m.
Masl:   52.352m.
Lot:   Lot ΒΖ 1520
Basket:   laughy:2004:b:6
Bibliography:   Camp (2008), p. 94, fig. 12.
    Hesperia 76 (2007), pp. 634-636, fig. 5.
Published Type:   Corinth XII, no. 1661, fig. 35 and pl. 98.
    Delos XVIII, nos. B 6723, 6724, pl. 404.
References:   Publication: Camp (2008)
Publication: Hesperia 76 (2007)
Report: 2004 Excavations
Drawing: PD 2866 (DA 5370)
Drawing: PD 2866 (DA 5371)
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Card: B 2148
Card: B 2148