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Two scale pans

Thin, concave bronze discs rusted together. Cracked and small pieces missing.

Provenance

Found in sand of temple floor, Tell Gemayemi. Excavated by the Egypt Exploration Fund; assigned to the Egypt Exploration Fund by the government of Egypt; given to the MFA by the Egypt Exploration Fund.

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription

Egyptian, Hellenistic Period (Ptolemaic Dynasty), 305–30 B.C.

Findspot

Tell Gemayemi, Egypt

Accession Number

87.481

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools & equipment, Weights & Measures