nested brass cup weights

Made:
1800-1818 in Amsterdam

Set of 9 nested brass cup weights and 15 small flat weights for a Mark of 8 ounces, both for weighing gold and silver from the Castlereagh Collection for Amsterdam (Netherlands).

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Details

Category:
Weighing & Measuring
Object Number:
1932-194/1
Materials:
brass, complete
Measurements:
1/16 oz - 1 1/4 Engel (40 Az or Aas):0.002 kg
Button: 0.002 kg
1/8 oz - 2 1/2 Engel: 0.004 kg
1/4 oz - 5 Engel: 0.008 kg
1/2 oz - 10 Engel: 0.015 kg
1 oz - 20 Engel: 0.031 kg
4 oz - 80 Engel: 0.124 kg
1 Mark (Case): 0.248 kg
1 Mark (8oz) - 160 Engel,:
2 Marks nested cup weights total 493 2g:
4 Engel:
type:
dutch cup weight
credit:
Board of Trade (Castlereagh Collection)
status:
Permanent collection

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