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« 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.

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« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2009, 11:47:21 PM »

ITS AN UNUSUAL ONE THERE ROB   Huh Huh  NICE FIND THO BUD  Grin
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« Reply #2 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.
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« Reply #3 on: June 07, 2009, 12:09:52 PM »

Thanks guys , so more of a general purpose weight for say weighing flour or grain ect.?
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« Reply #4 on: June 07, 2009, 06:31:35 PM »

daft question Rob but have you tried weighing it?
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« Reply #5 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
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« Reply #6 on: June 07, 2009, 09:00:41 PM »

That was interesting inever seen one before
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« Reply #7 on: June 07, 2009, 09:27:35 PM »

i was going to say a gameing counter
but once again you cant beat the doc
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« Reply #8 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

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« Reply #9 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!
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« Reply #10 on: June 08, 2009, 11:41:32 AM »

He is good isn't he?  Well done Rob nice find
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« Reply #11 on: June 08, 2009, 05:45:28 PM »

theres nothing better than a positive I.D. is there?
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