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Burgh Weights and Measures

Nesting weights from Wigtown

Description:

A set of Union troy nesting weights issued to Wigtown Burgh in 1707.  They are countermarked 'D.L.K.' for issue by Lanark.

Following the Act of Union in 1707 there was an attempt to rationalise Scotland's system of weights and measures and all burghs were ordered to follow the English system.  The weights and measures acquired in 1707 by Wigtown are one of the most complete sets surviving in Scotland.

Materials/Media:
bronze
Dimensions:
max h:77mm
Source:
Wigtown County Buildings
Accession number:
WIWMS 1986.475-477
Digital Number:
WIWM001j
Creation Date:
1707
Copyright:
Dumfries & Galloway Council