Opium Scale & Turtle Weights

Scale features three opium poppies.


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