Weights from the Castlereagh Collection for Tunis (Tunisia)

Made:
1800-1818 in Tunis

Weights from the Castlereagh Collection for Tunis (Tunisia). Set of 10 circular flat brass weights for the Rotul (commercial pound).

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Details

Category:
Weighing & Measuring
Object Number:
1932-242/1
Materials:
brass (copper, zinc alloy), wood (unidentified)
Measurements:
1/16oz: .001 kg
1/32oz: .001 kg
1/8oz: .004 kg
1/4oz: .008 kg
1/2oz: .016 kg
1oz: .031 kg
2oz: .063 kg
4oz: .126 kg
8oz: .251 kg
1lb (Rotul): .504 kg
type:
weight
taxonomy:
  • attributes and properties
credit:
Board of Trade (Castlereagh Collection)
status:
Permanent collection

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