Group of standard weights from around the world.

Group of standard weights from around the world.
3 4 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 26cm

Description

The need to weigh precious metals accurately has led people in many countries to develop systems of fixed, or standard, weights. This group includes a Siamese dragon, a Chinese jade, a Babylonian stone weight, a standard kilogramme, a Burmese elephant, an Ashanti goldweight in the image of a warrior and an Asyrian lion.

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