Steelyard weight in the form of a bust of Helios on top of a sacred mountain

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
about A.D. 150–250


Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), no. 123.

Dimensions

Height x width: 12 x 8 cm (4 3/4 x 3 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

1972.79

Medium or Technique

Bronze

On View

Michael C. Ruettgers Gallery for Ancient Coins (Gallery 212C)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Weights and measures

Steelyard weight in the form of a bust of Helios, the sun god, on top of a sacred mountain, probably Mount Argaeus near Caesarea In Cappadocia.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Richard R. Wagner, Parker Road, West Barnstable, Mass. 02668 (said to be from Constantinople); March 8, 1972: purchased by MFA from Richard R. Wagner

Credit Line

John Michael Rodocanachi Fund