bronze weights

Bring your silver. Well use my weights.The slaver pulled a smooth goatskin bag from a basket on the camel, brushed leaves from a spot next to an olive tree, and set up his scales.

The boss ducked back into the temple and returned with his purse. Crouching beside the slaver, he set silver—rings, a hair piece, and a necklace—on the left tray of the scales.

With slow, exaggerated movements, the slaver added bronze weights to the opposite tray, each in the shape of a turtle about the size of a large pearl. Seventy-six.

Pat Wagner asked, “Is that historically accurate?”


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