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.


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

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Medium or Technique


On View

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


The Ancient World


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.


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