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https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/templates/general_wide/img/logo.png UKDFD Recording Software https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/ Weights https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/artefact/post-medieval-to-modern/weights.html Coin-Weight, Half Ryal https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/artefact/post-medieval-to-modern/weights/coin-weights/coin-weight-half-ryal-54700.html Sun, 13 Oct 2019 15:37:03 GMT Coin-weights Coin-Weight, Half Ryal  
Description: A round uniface coin-weight for checking the half ryal (half rose-noble). The weight depicts the king, with sword and shield, standing in a ship with a rose on the hull, the same design used on the coin itself. The ryal coinage was struck from 1464, and the weight dates to the late 15th or 16th century.
Category: Post-Medieval to Modern, Weights, Coin-weights
Category: Coin-weights
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Trade Weight https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/artefact/post-medieval-to-modern/weights/trade-weights/trade-weight-54653.html Sat, 28 Sep 2019 07:15:56 GMT Trade weights Trade Weight  
Description: A flat circular two dram (eighth-ounce) trade weight of post 1826 date, showing the following verification marks:

1. The sword of St Paul on a quartered shield - the City of London Guildhall mark, from 1826 (12 o'clock)
2. A ewer - The London Founders Company mark (6 o'clock)

Irregular indentations at the centre of the weight may obscure another mark, and/or possibly indicate cancellation.
Category: Post-Medieval to Modern, Weights, Trade weights
Category: Trade weights
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Trade Weight https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/artefact/post-medieval-to-modern/weights/trade-weights/trade-weight-54624.html Tue, 17 Sep 2019 16:50:19 GMT Trade weights Trade Weight  
Description: A quarter-ounce trade weight of the Georgian period, with the following verification marks:

1. Crown over 'G' - the royal cypher (11 o'clock)
2. The sword of St Paul - the City of London Guildhall mark (3 o'clock)
3. A ewer - The London Founders' Company mark (4-5 o'clock)

The arrangement of the marks suggests that the weight dates to the period of George I (1714-1727). There is no ’A’ for Averdepois, as is often the case with weights of one ounce or less.
Category: Post-Medieval to Modern, Weights, Trade weights
Category: Trade weights
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Trade Weight https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/artefact/post-medieval-to-modern/weights/trade-weights/trade-weight-54623.html Tue, 17 Sep 2019 16:47:05 GMT Trade weights Trade Weight  
Description: A one-ounce trade weight, stamped with the denomination (1 OZ). No verification marks are visible. From the middle of the 19th century, most weights were marked with their denomination.
Category: Post-Medieval to Modern, Weights, Trade weights
Category: Trade weights
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Trade Weight https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/artefact/post-medieval-to-modern/weights/trade-weights/trade-weight-54598.html Mon, 09 Sep 2019 10:48:56 GMT Trade weights Trade Weight  
Description: A provincial quarter-ounce trade weight with untraced 'crown' mark.

See also UKDFD 53313.
Category: Post-Medieval to Modern, Weights, Trade weights
Category: Trade weights
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Coin-Weight, Half-Guinea https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/artefact/post-medieval-to-modern/weights/coin-weights/coin-weight-half-guinea-54550.html Wed, 21 Aug 2019 19:54:42 GMT Coin-weights Coin-Weight, Half-Guinea  
Description: A square uniface coin-weight for checking the half-guinea. The weight is stamped with the value, S D/10 6 (ten shillings and sixpence). Weights that are stamped with incuse values, as the present example, were made by various traders who bought blanks from wholesalers and stamped them using their own punches.
Category: Post-Medieval to Modern, Weights, Coin-weights
Category: Coin-weights
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Trade Weight https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/artefact/post-medieval-to-modern/weights/trade-weights/trade-weight-54491.html Tue, 25 Jun 2019 19:57:25 GMT Trade weights Trade Weight  
Description: A half-ounce trade weight bearing the following verification marks:

1. A ewer - The London Founders' Company mark
2. The sword of St Paul - the City of London Guildhall mark

The weight appears to lack the royal cypher of the monarch during whose reign it was made, but the other verification marks are of the type used between 1588 and 1826. The ’A’ for Averdepois is also missing, but this is frequently the case with weights of one ounce or less.
Category: Post-Medieval to Modern, Weights, Trade weights
Category: Trade weights
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Coin-Weight, 'Quarter Joe' https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/artefact/post-medieval-to-modern/weights/coin-weights/coin-weight-quarter-joe-54489.html Mon, 24 Jun 2019 14:07:42 GMT Coin-weights Coin-Weight, 'Quarter Joe'  
Description: A coin-weight for checking the Portuguese escudo, which circulated in England during the 18th century at a value of nine shillings. The gold coin was known as a quarter ’johannes’ or ’joe’, after John V of Portugal (1706-50), whose name and bust appear on it. The value on the weight is shown as NINE SHILLS within a scrollwork border. The design is the same on both sides.
Category: Post-Medieval to Modern, Weights, Coin-weights
Category: Coin-weights
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Coin-Weight, 'Quarter Joe' https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/artefact/post-medieval-to-modern/weights/coin-weights/coin-weight-quarter-joe-46107.html Thu, 25 Sep 2014 00:00:00 GMT Coin-weights Coin-Weight, 'Quarter Joe'  
Description: A coin-weight for checking the Portuguese gold escudo, which circulated in England during the 18th century at a value of nine shillings. The coin was known as a quarter ’johannes’ or ’joe’, after John V of Portugal (1706-50), whose name and bust appear on it. The value is shown on the weight in numerals, along with ’S’ for shillings. The design is the same on both sides.
Category: Post-Medieval to Modern, Weights, Coin-weights
Category: Coin-weights
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Trade Weight https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/artefact/post-medieval-to-modern/weights/trade-weights/trade-weight-54476.html Wed, 12 Jun 2019 14:10:15 GMT Trade weights Trade Weight  
Description: A four-ounce trade weight bearing the following stamped marks:

1. VR/JM (two instances) - Victorian local verification marks
2. IMPERIAL STANDARD - a reference to the Imperial Standards Act, which came into effect in 1826
3. The denomination - 4 OZ
4. An uncertain mark - possibly a maker's name, but largely illegible

The weight has been adjusted by filling drilled holes in the base with lead, and has been officially cancelled by striking a large cross over the two verification marks.
Category: Post-Medieval to Modern, Weights, Trade weights
Category: Trade weights
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