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Imperial gallon measure, Burgh of Dumfries, 1707

Period:
18th Century
Description:

Union imperial gallon capacity measure, 1707. Verification marks are present around the rim, legend and royal crests including crowned rose, thistle, fleur de lys and harp motifs are around the main body. This measure is countermarked for issue by Stirling, and is part of a gallon, quart and pint set issued to Scottish Burghs in 1707. See related items below.

 

Inscription:
side - ANNA MAG BRIT / FRANC & HIBERN REGINA / 1707 / AR [below crown]

Place of Production:
London
Materials/Media:
copper alloy, bronze
Dimensions:
height 245mm, diameter(inner rim) 164mm, diameter(base) 161mm
Source:
Dumfries Museum & Camera Obscura
Accession number:
DUMFM:1936.31.7
Digital Number:
DMWM033b-e
Creation Date:
1707
Copyright:
Dumfries & Galloway Council


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