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Jumping weight (halter)

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Small lead jumping weight, probably used by young boys. Numerous dents and other marks. Comma-shaped object with flat upper termination: a typical jumping weight (halter)


By 1898: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: From Rhousopoulos, 1898: found, according to his statement, in Athens.); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, 1899, for $ 32,500.00 (this is the total price for MFA 99.338-99.542)

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Archaic or Classical Period, 6th to 4th century B.C.


L. 13.8 cm (5 7/16 in.), weight 815.4 gm (28 3/4 oz.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Tools & equipment, Recreational