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BZ.1950.14, Weight with Busts of Two Emperors

BZ.1950.14, Weight with Busts of Two Emperors

Byzantine Collection, Dumbarton Oaks Museum

Roman, late fourth–fifth century

Bronze with silver inlay, 2.3 cm x 2.1 cm x 0.5 cm (7/8 in. x 13/16 in. x 3/16 in.)

Mildred and Robert Woods Bliss acquired this weight from the Beirut dealer Elias (Elie) Bustros through Royall Tyler on August 1 and September 14, 1949; the Blisses gave the weight to Dumbarton Oaks in August 1950.