BYZANTINE WEIGHTS. Circa 5th-6th century. Weight of 1-ounkion (Brass, with traces of silver inlay, 23x22x6 mm, 26.84 g), a thick, square commercial-weight with plain edges (as MAH B1), ounce of 26.84 g. Long Latin cross between Γ° - Α; all within a wreath of laurel, with an annulet at 0°, 90°, 180°, and 270°, itself within a scalloped border; in the four corners, floral ornament. Rev. Plain. MAH 162, 166. Dark green-brown-red surfaces with some gold show-through. Good very fine.
From the Eparch Collection, acquired from Baldwin’s in London.
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