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" The principle of the common balance was simple and ingenious ; the beam passed through a ring suspended from a horizontal rod, immediately above and parallel to it, and when equally balanced, the ring, which was large enough to allow the beam to play... "
A Popular Account of the Ancient Egyptians - Page 152
de Sir John Gardner Wilkinson - 1854
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Manners and Customs of the Ancient Egyptians: Including Their ..., Volume 3

John Gardner Wilkinson - 1837 - 460 pages
...No. 374. of the beam ; and those of smaller size were of bronze, one of which I found in Upper Egypt, one and a half inch in diameter, pierced near the...and the weights suffered to remain in the other.* To the lower part of the ring a small plummet was fixed, and this being touched by the hand, and found...
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The Manners and Customs of the Ancient Egyptians: Including Their ..., Volume 3

John Gardner Wilkinson - 1847 - 444 pages
...No. 374. of the beam ; and those of smaller size were of bronze, one of which I found in Upper Egypt, one and a half inch in diameter, pierced near the...and the weights suffered to remain in the other.* To the lower part of the ring a small plummet was fixed, and this being touched by the hand, and found...
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A Popular Account of the Ancient Egyptians, Volume 2

Sir John Gardner Wilkinson - 1854 - 466 pages
...nor of the silver Darics, being 5-8ths of an inch long by 7-16ths. They were worth about ll. Is. lOd. each. These and other early coins therefore do not...one, and the weights suffered to remain in the other scale. f To the lower part of the ring a small plummet was fixed, and this being touched by the hand,...
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The Imperial Bible-Dictionary: Historical, Biographical, Geographical and ...

Patrick Fairbairn - 1866 - 1056 pages
...been given by Wilkinson from the monuments of Thebes ; concerning which he says, "The principle of it was simple and ingenious; the beam passed through...when the goods were taken out of one and the weights Buffered to remain in the other. To the lower part of the ring a small plummet was fixed ; and this...
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Dr. William Smith's Dictionary of the Bible: Comprising Its ..., Volume 1

William Smith - 1873 - 920 pages
...was made we have no information. Sir G. Wilkinson describes the Egyptian balance as follows : — " The beam passed through a ring suspended from a horizontal...one and the weights suffered to remain in the other. To the lower part of this ring a small plummet was fixed, and this being touched by the hand and found...
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The Manners and Customs of the Ancient Egyptians, Volume 2

John Gardner Wilkinson - 1878 - 552 pages
...extremity of the beam ; and those of smaller size were of bronze, one of which I found in Upper Egypt, one and a half inch in diameter, pierced near the...of one, and the weights suffered to remain in the other.2 To the lower part of the ring a small plummet was fixed, and this being touched by the hand,...
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The Manners and Customs of the Ancient Egyptians, Volume 2

John Gardner Wilkinson - 1878 - 548 pages
...extremity of the beam ; and those of smaller size were of bronze, one of which I found in Upper Egypt, one and a half inch in diameter, pierced near the...of preventing the beam tilting when the goods were token out of one, and the weights suffered to remain in the other.2 To the lower part of the ring a...
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Dr. William Smith's Dictionary of the Bible: Comprising Its ..., Volume 1

Sir William Smith - 1892 - 920 pages
...was made we have no information. Sir G. Wilkinson describes the Egyptian balance as follows : — " The beam passed through a ring suspended from a horizontal...the ring, which was large enough to allow the beam U. play freely, showed when the scales were equally poised, and had the additional effect of preventing...
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A Dictionary of the Bible: Comprising Its Antiquities ..., Volume 1,Numéro 1

John Mee Fuller - 1893 - 956 pages
...Sir G. Wilkinson describes the Egyptian balance as follows (see the illustration under MONET): — "The beam passed through a ring suspended from a horizontal rod, immediately «bove and parnllel to it ; and when equally balanced, the ring, which was large enough to allow the...
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