Inv. n°: MMoCA86

Roman Bronze Steelyard Weight in the Shape of the Bust of Helmeted Roma

Wearing a chiton that has slipped off her right shoudler revealing her breast. The eagle-head handle of the short sword is exactly like those carried by the Tetarchs on the porphyry group at the Basilica si San Marcoi in Venice.

h. 14. 5 cm

3rd century AD



  • Ex German Private Collection, Germany, 1989-2004
  • With Royal-Athena Galleries, 1989
  • Ex John Kluge Morven collection, New York and Boston, 1989
  • Re-acquired by Royal-Athena Galleries from Christie's, The Morven Collection of Ancient Art, New York, 8th June 2004, lot 544
  • Acquired at Royal-Athena Galleries, 22nd October 2008, CNH180


  • Christie's New York, Morven, 8th June 2004, lot 544
  • J. M. Eisenberg, Gods and Mortals II, Royal-Athena Galleries, October 2004, p. 66, fig. 68
  • J. M. Eisenberg, Ancient Arms, Armor, and Images of Warfare, Royal-Athena Galleries, October 2004, p. 40, no. 83


  • Musée d'Art Classique de Mougins (MACM), Mougins, France, from June 2011

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