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


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.


Unknown maker

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Medium and Materials

Metal weights and pan, wooden measuring stick


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

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Credit Line

From the Collection of the Cromwell Museum

Object Type

Weighing instruments

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