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Object Name: Coin scale in case
Date: ca. 1735-1752
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Medium: Wood, brass, gold, other metal, textile, string, paper
Dimensions: Container (Case): 1 1/4 × 6 × 2 5/8 in. (3.2 × 15.2 × 6.7 cm)
Place made: Europe, England, London
Description: Coin scale with shallow brass pans suspended with string from metal balance bar; in rectangular wooden case with hinged lid, green textile lining bottom, and two corner compartments containing six coin weights, one circular weight, and two square weights; paper affixed to inside of lid lists standard weights for various coins.
Object Number: INV.497a-k
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Marks: printed: on left side of paper affixed inside lid: "Freeman / In / Bartholomew Lane / near the / Royal Exchange / London. / Maketh [and] Selleth all sorts / of Scales, Weights & Steelyards. / . . . For Exportation." printed: on right side of paper affixed inside lid: "The Standard / Weight of the following Coins / . . ." relief: on obverse and reverse of one coin: "GEORGIUS II REX" and "J / GUINEA / W"