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Set of Standard weights, Burgh of Dumfries, 1707

Period:
18th Century
Description:

Set of 7 union troy nesting weights, 256, 128, 64, 32, 16, 8, and 4 ounces. Verification stamps are present on the weights and Queen Anne's crown motif is visible on the sides.  The weights are a cup shape, tapering towards the base designed for stacking.

 

weight (4 ounces)
height 28mm, diameter (top) 43mm, diameter (base) 33mm
Inscription: rim - IIII / TR [troy monogram], side - AR

weight (8 ounces)
height 37mm, diameter (top) 52mm, diameter (base) 39mm
Inscription: rim - VIII / TR [troy monogram], side - AR / PRIMO MAII / ANo Doni / 17 / 07 / Ao REGNI VIo

weight (16 ounces)
height 49mm, diameter (top) 67mm, diameter (base) 49mm
Inscription: rim - AR [below crown motif] / XVI OZ / TR [troy monogram], side - AR / PRIMO MAII / ANo Doni / 17 / 07 / Ao REGNI VIo

weight (32 ounces)
height 61mm, diameter (top) 84mm, diameter (base) 62mm
Inscription: rim - AR [below crown motif] / XXXII OZ / TR [troy monogram], side - AR / PRIMO MAII / ANo Doni / 17 / 07 / Ao REGNI VIo

weight (64 ounces)
height 82mm, diameter (top) 104mm, diameter (base) 73mm
Inscription: rim - D.LK / AR [below crown motif] / LXIIII OZ / TR [troy monogram], side - AR / PRIMO MAII / ANo Doni / 17 / 07 / Ao REGNI VIo

weight (128 ounces)
height 101mm, diameter (top) 130mm, diameter (base) 95mm
Inscription: rim - D.LK / AR [below crown motif] / CXXVIII OZ / TR [troy monogram], side - AR / PRIMO MAII / ANo Doni / 17 / 07 / Ao REGNI VIo

weight (256 ounces)
height: 128 mm diameter (top): 185 mm diameter (base): 118 mm
Inscription: rim - D.LK / AR [below crown motif] / CCLVI OZ / TR [troy monogram], side - AR / PRIMO MAII / ANo Doni / 17 / 07 / Ao REGNI VIo

Materials/Media:
copper alloy (brass)
Source:
Dumfries Museum & Camera Obscura
Accession number:
DUMFM:1936.31.10.1=7
Digital Number:
DMWM034a-c
Creation Date:
1707
Copyright:
Dumfries & Galloway Council


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