The wires of this small gold scale were braided from natural fibres which are on the verge of breaking. We believe that this gold scale is at least 50 years old but it may even be older. We acquired it in Ghana in 1998. On the bottom of one of the two dishes is a sign in gold leaf which could be a 't', perhaps the first letter of the name of the previous owner. Diameter dish 4.3 cm.