|Henry VIII 'Mercantile' Disc Weight 017099|
Very Large Henry VIII 'Mercantile' Disc Weight
Copper-alloy, 195 grams, 56.83 mm. 16th century AD, Henry VIII. A cast disc weight with a recessed upper surface, of 6.87 oz. (probably intended for an 8 oz weight). The recess is stamped with an 'h' beneath a crown refering to King Hemry VII or VIII. Reference: cf. disc weights in Biggs, N. & Withers, P. Lead Weights: The David Rogers Collection, Llanfyllin, 2000. Very fine condition. Provenance: from an old English collection.