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Title: 1950A70 Steelyard Weight
Description: 1950A70
Steelyard Weight with heraldic decoration
Used on a steelyard balance - a counterweight for a straight-beam balance with arms of unequal length. The counterweight slides along the longer arm to counterbalance the load and indicate its weight. Also known as a Roman steelyard or Roman balance.
Found at Weoley Castle, Birmingham, a Birmingham Museums Trust Heritage site.
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Birmingham history
   
Usage Rights: Creative Commons 0 - Public Domain. Optional attribution: Photo by Birmingham Museums Trust, licensed under CC0