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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.
£175.00

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Henry VIII 'Mercantile' Disc Weight 017099
Rare Medieval Henry VII / VIII 'Palimpsest' Two Ounce Weight 007162

Rare Medieval Henry VII / VIII 'Palimpsest' Two Ounce Weight
Copper-alloy, 54.52 grams, 50.12 mm. Circa 15th century AD. Uniface circular weight for two ounces with central scribing point. Stamped with the 'Crown over h' verification mark. Reference: Biggs, N. English Weights, page 49. Provenance: found Grimsby. A superb example with excellent patina.
£200.00

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Rare Medieval Henry VII / VIII 'Palimpsest' Two Ounce Weight 007162
Henry VII/VIII 'Half Ounce' Trade Weight 012950

Henry VII/VIII 'Half Ounce' Trade Weight
Copper-alloy, 13.14 grams, 29.23 mm. 16th century AD. Circular palimpsest half ounce trade weight with central scribing depression. Bearing the validation mark of a 'crown over h'. Excellent example with clear mark.
£140.00

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Henry VII/VIII 'Half Ounce' Trade Weight 012950
Quarter Ounce 'Outer Cup' Weight 005354

Rare Quarter Ounce 'Outer Cup' Weight
Copper Alloy, 7.24 grams; 19.50 mm. Circa 12th - 14th Century A.D. Part of a nest of several weights, this example used for weighing a quarter of an ounce although Norman Biggs writes: ‘It is possible these lead cup-weights were used for purposes other than bullion weighing. Ref: Similar example illustrated in English Weights by Norman Biggs, Page 14. Very Fine condition.
£65.00

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Quarter Ounce 'Outer Cup' Weight 005354


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