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

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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

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.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


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