Stacking weights from Wigtown

The Union avoirdupois weights issued to Wigtown Burgh in 1707.  One weighs 8 pounds and the other 4 pounds and both are countermarked 'D.L.K.' showing they were issued in 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.
Object no :
WIWM001i
Creator :
NA
Place of Production :
NA
Dimensions :
max diam:143mm
Materials :
bronze
Location :
NA
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Accession number :
WIWMS 1986.466 & 470
Copyright :
Dumfries & Galloway Council
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