Stuart era coin balance

Made:
1600-1644 in England

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Stuart coin balance of 1644, 5 1/2 steel equal-arm beam, swan-neck ends, fork suspension; 1 3/4' diam. pans of
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Stuart coin balance of 1644, 5 1/2" steel equal-arm beam, swan-neck ends, fork suspension; 1 3/4" diam. pans of copper, tin-plated and stamped "R.W", in tooled beechwood box with ornamental bronze hasp and plate, containing 9 brass coin weights of James I (1603-25) and 3 brass coin weights of Charles I (1625-49). The sliding cover of recess in box lid inscribed in ink "Bought the 23rd January 1644 by me Thomas Roper"

Details

Category:
Weighing & Measuring
Object Number:
1935-581
type:
money scales
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • measuring device - instrument
  • weighing machine
  • furnishing and equipment
  • measuring device - instrument
  • weighing machine
  • money scales
credit:
Mr Guy T Roussel

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