I have been reading a bit about Roman scales. I want to know more about how the Romans paid their soldiers at Veii. The first time Roman soldiers was paid was about 400 BC, or about 100 years before they started producing coins. Romans used two types of scales: balances with mirror image sides and steelyard scales with sliding weights and uneven sides. Some interesting pictures of scales are shown on pottery and funeral carvings. (See https://funtofil.livejournal.com/18042.html and others.) This butcher shop has a steelyard scale. This shop has a double pan balance. The baked loaves are checked for weight at top. I found the following picture on the Library of Congress web site. Note the picture was copyrighted by Underwood and Underwood in 1897. Steelyards and scales found at Pompeii, National Museum, Naples, Italy, room of small bronzes http://www.loc.gov/pictures/resource/cph.3b37320/ Has anyone been to the museum in Naples and seen this display?