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Title: Coin weight or not
Post by: Tafflaff (Rob) on June 06, 2009, 11:43:14 PM
Hi , found this a month ago , but didnt see the markings on it until I cleaned it tonight ,

Its the size of a 10 pence , and the thickness of 4 ten pences. But heavier than four 10 pences.

Markings are          
                                      L          5

                                      3    *    12


Title: Re: Coin weight or not
Post by: DIGGA on June 06, 2009, 11:47:21 PM
ITS AN UNUSUAL ONE THERE ROB   ??? ???  NICE FIND THO BUD  ;D


Title: Re: Coin weight or not
Post by: waltonbasinman on June 07, 2009, 04:44:07 AM
Never found one Rob but have seen some in the Hereford museum collection that just say 18 /19 th century weight.


Title: Re: Coin weight or not
Post by: Tafflaff (Rob) on June 07, 2009, 12:09:52 PM
Thanks guys , so more of a general purpose weight for say weighing flour or grain ect.?


Title: Re: Coin weight or not
Post by: zorro on June 07, 2009, 06:31:35 PM
daft question Rob but have you tried weighing it?


Title: Re: Coin weight or not
Post by: The Doc on June 07, 2009, 08:53:23 PM
It is an English coin weight Rob, dating to the 18th century, for the Portuguese 8 escudo coin (also known as a "Double Joe"), which was valued in Britain  at 3 12 shillings. Its weight should be about 28.6 grams. Some info here, but doesn't show the exact design, only more fancy ones:

http://www.netmarshall.co.uk/Coinweight4.htm (http://www.netmarshall.co.uk/Coinweight4.htm)


Title: Re: Coin weight or not
Post by: ROMAN STEVE on June 07, 2009, 09:00:41 PM
That was interesting inever seen one before


Title: Re: Coin weight or not
Post by: the sutt on June 07, 2009, 09:27:35 PM
i was going to say a gameing counter
but once again you cant beat the doc


Title: Re: Coin weight or not
Post by: The Doc on June 07, 2009, 09:47:20 PM
Here's a picture of a similar one:

http://www.simmonsgallery.co.uk/2001site/weights/MB47/images/140.jpg (http://www.simmonsgallery.co.uk/2001site/weights/MB47/images/140.jpg)



Title: Re: Coin weight or not
Post by: Tafflaff (Rob) on June 07, 2009, 10:06:48 PM
Oh well done that man ! Pete you are a God amongst us mere mortals , that pic is spot on!


Title: Re: Coin weight or not
Post by: hedgehog on June 08, 2009, 11:41:32 AM
He is good isn't he?  Well done Rob nice find


Title: Re: Coin weight or not
Post by: zorro on June 08, 2009, 05:45:28 PM
theres nothing better than a positive I.D. is there?


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