Blue glass round weight depicting Byzantine monogram, Early Byzantine period

Ancient Coins - Blue glass round weight depicting Byzantine monogram, Early Byzantine period
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Blue glass round weight depicting Byzantine monogram, Early Byzantine period.

Glass Weights were particularly common in the Byzantine and early Islamic periods. The advantage of glass weights is that if they are tampered with it is easily noticed. The Byzantine glass weights are almost without exception coin weights for the denominations, solidus, semissus and tremissus.

2.0 x 0.4; 2.16 gram. Silver patination. Early Byzantine period. Cf. Bendall, S. Byzantine Weights – An Introduction. London 1996. Pp.60-68.

Ancient Coins - Blue glass round weight depicting Byzantine monogram, Early Byzantine period
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