coin scale

Made:
1750-1760 in France
maker:
Unknown

Unsigned French portable beam scale for coins with five circular brass nested weights and six flat brass grain weights in a wooden case.

Details

Category:
Weighing & Measuring
Object Number:
Y1973.65.12
Materials:
brass (copper, zinc alloy), textile, wood (unidentified)
Measurements:
case: 19 mm x 167 mm x 55 mm,
type:
coin scale
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • measuring device - instrument
  • weighing machine
  • scales - weighing device
  • beamscale
credit:
Gift of Mrs. Hamilton
status:
Permanent collection

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