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balance (scales]

Incised geometrical design Isle of Gigha, Argyll and Bute, Scotland MANU Viking Scandinavia 2 pans, beam and indicator with two bird-shaped suspensions.
This remarkably well-preserved set of folding scales was probably found in a Viking burial. One arm of the balance is missing; the other is folded upright. The pans are of tinned bronze with geometrical decoration made by scraping away surface t…