Avoirdupois bronze Exchequer weight

Made:
1588 in London

One of five [112 lb] bell shaped Avoirdupois bronze Exchequer weights, with ring and staple handle. Part of the original unsatisfactory set issued by Queen Elizabeth I in 1558.

Details

Category:
Weighing & Measuring
Object Number:
1931-944 Pt1
Materials:
bronze and complete
type:
avoirdupois weight (standard)
credit:
Board of Trade