Animation of the Day: Pharmaceutical Scale Box Counterweight from Jamestown

by Bernard K. Means, Director of the Virtual Curation Laboratory (VCL)

 

1274_lion_weight_edited

Today’s animation is a brass counter-weight from a pharmaceutical weight and scale box recovered archaeologically by Jamestown Rediscovery. The weight is in the shape of a lion grasping a ball and was manufactured in Nuremburg, Germany. It was scanned on May 1, 2014  at the Jamestown Rediscovery laboratory by Digital Curation Specialist Lauren Volkers and VCL Intern Vivian Hite. Further details on this finding can be found here.

Lauren Volkers (foreground) and Vivian Hite scan the brass lion counterweight

Lauren Volkers (foreground) and Vivian Hite scan the brass lion counterweight

Advertisements
Categories: Animation of the day, Gallery, Jamestown Rediscovery, zoomorphic | Tags: , | 2 Comments

Post navigation

2 thoughts on “Animation of the Day: Pharmaceutical Scale Box Counterweight from Jamestown

  1. maryjane

    Bernard, I find it interesting that the ivory compass and the scale box counterweight were both made in Germany. Is there existing research supporting other items made in Germany and Found in Jamestown?

  2. Hi Maryjane!

    I have the following from Curator of Archaeology at Jamestown Merry Outlaw: “The crucibles are from Hesse; the Bartmann jugs and blue and gray stoneware jugs are from the northern Rhine valley; a few slipware vessels are from the Werra valley of northern German; and most of our jettons [a reckoning counter] are from the Krauwinkel family in Nuremberg.

    So, Germans were present at Jamestown at least in the artifact assemblage!

    Bernard

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Blog at WordPress.com.

%d bloggers like this: