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Imperial quart measure, Burgh of Dumfries, 1707

Period:
18th Century
Description:

Union imperial quart capacity measure, 1707. Verification marks are present around the rim, legend and royal crests including crowned rose and crowned thistle 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 - AR [crown motif above] / PRIMO MAII 1707

Place of Production:
London
Materials/Media:
copper alloy, bronze
Dimensions:
height 145mm, diameter (rim) 128mm, diameter (base) 111mm
Source:
Dumfries Museum & Camera Obscura
Accession number:
DUMFM:1936.31.6
Digital Number:
DMWM032a-d
Creation Date:
1707
Copyright:
Dumfries & Galloway Council


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