Avoirdupois bronze Exchequer weight

Made:
1588 in London

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One of five [56 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 Pt2
Materials:
bronze and complete
type:
avoirdupois weight (standard)
credit:
Board of Trade