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MEDIEVAL and Later Weights

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Coin Weights

WMA 8528

Medieval Coin Weight. An English copper alloy round coin-weight for checking the gold noble. The obverse is punched with a crown above a fleur-de-lis. 6.2g. Circa 1420s to 1470s. P & B R Withers, Lions, Ships and Angels, 2nd Edition, p. 41.

£75.00

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WMA 8017

Medieval Coin Weight. Square, copper alloy, uniface, Anglo Gallic or French coin-weight for a gold salut d’or, from the reign of Henry VI. First issued in 1423, the obverse shows a cross with a lis and lion either side. 3.1g. 15th Century. P & B R Withers, Lions, Ships and Angels, p. 55. 12 mm x 12 mm.

£25.00

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WMA 7687

Medieval Coin Weight. A circular coin-weight for checking the ryal (rose-noble). The weight depicts the king, with sword and shield, standing in a ship with a rose on the hull. The same design is used on the ryal (struck from 1465). 7.3g. Late 15th to 16th century. 18 mm diameter. The weight of 7.3g is a little lower than the ryal of 7.8g, but coin weights are usually lighter.

£35.00

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WMA 7688

Medieval Coin Weight. A square double-sided coin-weight for checking the gold noble. Made in Antwerp, one side depicts a ship, and has the letter 'h' (for Henry) in the upper right field. The other side has the hand emblem of Antwerp, with AI (the initials of an unknown 16th century maker) either side in the field. 6.4g. 16th century. 16 mm x 15 mm. The weight of 6.4g is a little lower than the gold noble, but coin weights are usually lighter.

£25.00

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Bullion Weights

WMA 8477

Medieval Goldsmith’s Bullion Cup Weight. A rare copper alloy goldsmith’s cup-weight. The rim is decorated with ring-and-dot on one half of its upper surface. Similar example illustrated in English Weights by Norman Biggs, Page 14. 7.3 grams. 12th - 14th Century A.D. See UKDFD 105 for similar. 8mm (h) 16mm (dia).

£95.00

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WMA 8133

Medieval Bullion Weight. A rectangular uniface copper-alloy weight, the obverse shows a four armed cross, each arm surmounted with a fleur-de-lis. Weights of this type might have been used to check various multiples of the penny (2d, 3d, 4d, 6d etc.) rather than individual coins. 5.8g. Circa late 13th to early 15th century. 18 mm x 14 mm.

£20.00

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WMA 8209

Tudor and Later. Bullion Weight. A circular bullion weight 'VI' mark stamped on one side. 3 grams. Circa 1600 - 1850. 13mm x 3mm. The VI would indicate the denomination - six pennyweight.

£12.00

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Trade Weights

WMA 7448

Medieval Trade Weight. A large shield shaped lead trade weight decorated with a single fleur-de-lis. There are remains of an iron attachments on the rear. 254.1g. 14th-16th Century. Lincolnshire. 53mm x 42mm x 16mm.

£50.00

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WMA 7789

Medieval Trade Weight. A large (half pound), trapezoidal shaped lead trade weight, decorated with an ornamental, reversed, letter 'T'. Integral suspension loop at 12 o'clock. 221g. 14th-16th Century. East Yorkshire. 67mm x 40mm.

£45.00

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WMA 8008

Medieval Trade Weight. A shield shaped lead trade weight, the decoration consisting of a raised stepped shield. Suspension hole on the rear at 12 o'clock. 125.7g. 14th-16th Century. Nottinghamshire. 48mm x 40mm x 12mm.

£20.00

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WMA 7454

Medieval Trade Weight. A good sized, shield shaped lead trade weight, decorated with a lion rampant on a raised stepped shield. There are remains of an iron attachments on the rear. 110.0g. 14th-16th Century. 42mm x 35mm x 14mm.

£45.00

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WMA 8007

Medieval Trade Weight. A shield shaped lead trade weight, unusually decorated on both sides. Side one shows a left facing lion, while side two shows a large Latin cross. 108.7g. 14th-16th Century. Nottinghamshire. 35mm x 30mm x 18mm.

£55.00

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WMA 6775

Medieval Trade Weight. A good sized, shield shaped lead trade weight, decorated with a lion rampant on a raised stepped shield. Suspension hole at 12 o'clock. 103.4g. 14th-16th Century. Yorkshire. 48mm x 33mm x 13mm.

£45.00

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WMA 7447

Medieval Trade Weight. A good sized, shield shaped lead trade weight, decorated with a lion rampant on a raised stepped shield. Suspension hole at 12 o'clock. 62.0g. 14th-16th Century. Lincolnshire. 35mm x 28mm x 12mm.

£35.00

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WMA 8006

Medieval Trade Weight. A shield shaped lead trade weight, decorated with a lion rampant on a raised stepped shield. Suspension hole at 12 o'clock. 61.5g. 14th-16th Century. Nottinghamshire. 35mm x 26mm x 12mm.

£40.00

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WMA 7455

Medieval Trade Weight. A shield shaped lead trade weight, decorated with a lion rampant on a raised stepped shield. 46.0g. 14th-16th Century. 33mm x 25mm x 13mm.

£40.00

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WMA 7476

Medieval Lead Weight. A lead ’standing weight’ with octagonal tapering body and integral pierced lug. 73.8g. 12th-13th century. Norman Biggs, English Weights, p. 41. Lincolnshire. 46mm x 21mm.

£10.00

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Spindle Whorls

WMA 7473

Medieval Decorated Spindle Whorl. A biconical cast lead spindle whorl. Both sides are decorated with a pseudo legend of differing random letters. 38.6g. 12th-15th century. Lincolnshire. 27mm x 11mm.

£35.00

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WMA 7474

Medieval Decorated Spindle Whorl. A biconical cast lead spindle whorl. Decorated on both sides with moulded lines and pellets. 26.6g. 12th-15th century. Lincolnshire. 24mm x 11mm.

£12.00

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WMA 7475

Medieval Decorated Spindle Whorl. A biconical cast lead spindle whorl. Decorated on both sides with moulded lines that radiate from the centre. 48.3g. 12th-15th century. Lincolnshire. 27mm x 14mm.

£10.00

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