Weight and Measure Collections in the World


Weights and measures have been active participants in life for centuries. They are the witness of history in the fields of trade, science, astronomy, engineering, architecture etc.

Suna and İnan Kıraç Foundation’s Anatolian Weights and Measures Collection including almost 10.000 objects represents one of the largest-scaled collections in the World. How about other weights and measures collections in the World? Let’s get inspired by other collections from all over the World!

1. Harvard Museum


Empress Bust Weight, 5th-7th century, Byzantine © President and Fellows of Harvard College

2. British Museum

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Viking weights, © Trustees of the British Museum

3. Fitzwilliam Museum


Duck-shaped weight, c. 950 – 601 BC, Neo-Assyrian Empire A© The Fitzwilliam Museum

4. Museum of Fine Arts, Boston


Stone weights, 1971 – 1550 BC, Egypt © Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

5.The Schøyen Collection

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Duck-shaped weight, c. 6th BC, Babylonia



Animal-shaped weight, c. 1550 – 1069 BC, Egypt © University College London

7. The Streeter Collection

8. Future Museum

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Weight scale and box, Birmingham © East Ayrshire Council

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