Remains of gold scales; Unknown maker; Unknown; CR2003.174

Name/Title

Remains of gold scales

About this object

The balance arm of a set of Chinese gold scales (broken), measuring stick (broken) and various gold weights (4) uncovered in the huts at Chinatown. - Prior to filling of Lake Dunstan. a - bucket weight found in Hut 14 - A 003; b - bell weight in Hut 23 - A 367; c - weight in Hut 23 - A 368; d - elliptical weight in Hut 23 - A052; e - measuring stick (4 pieces) Hut 22 - A388; f - balance pan (broken, 2 parts) Hut 23 - A 0448.

Maker

Unknown maker

Maker Role

Manufacturer

Date Made

Unknown

Place Made

Unknown

Medium and Materials

Metal weights and pan, wooden measuring stick

Measurements

a. H 20mm x Dia 36mm
b. H 68mm x Dia 38mm and various
c. H 7mm x Dia 22mmd.
d. H 3mm X L 30mm X W 25mm (oval)
e. L 20mm x Dia 5mm (in 4 parts)

Subject and Association Keywords

Weighing equipment

Subject and Association Keywords

Chinese associations

Subject and Association Keywords

Gold

Credit Line

From the Collection of the Cromwell Museum

Object Type

Weighing instruments

Object number

CR2003.174

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