Opium Scale & Turtle Weights

Scale features three opium poppies.

Scales

This device was used to measure out small quantities of herbs and medicines. The portable equipment consisted of a weight [or weights], a rod of ivory or bone and a small metal bowl in which the opium was placed.

- p. 57, Opium: A Portrait of the Heavenly Demon by Barbara Hodgson (1999)

Opium Scale
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