Elizabethan era equal-armed coin balance

Made:
England

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Elizabethan steel equal-armed coin balance, 6 beam, ring end pivots and knife-edge furcrum, with 1 circular and 1
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Elizabethan steel equal-armed coin balance, 6" beam, ring end pivots and knife-edge furcrum, with 1 circular and 1 triangular brass scale pans (the latter dated 1591), in tooled pear-wood case, with 12 (various) coin weights mostly James I (1603-25) and set of grain weights stamped Charles I (1625-49)

Details

Category:
Weighing & Measuring
Object Number:
1935-560
type:
money scales
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • measuring device - instrument
  • weighing machine
  • furnishing and equipment
  • measuring device - instrument
  • weighing machine
  • money scales
credit:
Evan-Thomas, O.

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