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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, '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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Trade Weight https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/artefact/post-medieval-to-modern/weights/trade-weights/trade-weight-48442.html Mon, 22 Jun 2015 00:00:00 GMT Trade weights Trade Weight  
Description: A provincial half-ounce trade weight of the William IV period, with crowned WR monogram. The reverse is plain.

Norman Biggs, English Weights:
"It is often said that the WR mark was first used in the time of William III, but careful comparison of the weights on stylistic grounds appears to refute this suggestion."
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-54443.html Sat, 18 May 2019 14:50:03 GMT Trade weights Trade Weight  
Description: A provincial half-ounce trade weight of the William IV period, with crowned RWR monogram.

Cf. UKDFD 48442, a very similar weight, but with a shorter (WR) monogram.
Category: Post-Medieval to Modern, Weights, Trade weights
Category: Trade weights
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Coin-Weight, 'Double Joe' https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/artefact/post-medieval-to-modern/weights/coin-weights/coin-weight-double-joe-10187.html Tue, 13 Nov 2007 00:00:00 GMT Coin-weights Coin-Weight, 'Double Joe'  
Description: An Irish coin-weight for checking the Portuguese gold eight-escudos, which circulated in England during the 18th century at a value of three pounds and twelve shillings. The coin was known as a ’double johannes’ or ’joe’, after John V of Portugal (1706-50), whose bust appeared on it. The official weight of the coin was 18 pennyweight 10½ grains (28.67 grams), as indicated on the obverse.

Obverse: Irish harp with legend, [THE STANDARD OF] IRELAND, and weight (in pennyweight and grains) in field. Reverse: Shield of arms with date above and legend, ANNO [ ] UNDECIMO, indicating monarch and regnal year, but mostly illegible.
Category: Post-Medieval to Modern, Weights, Coin-weights
Category: Coin-weights
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Lid of Nested Cup-Weight Set https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/artefact/post-medieval-to-modern/weights/bullion-weights/lid-of-nested-cup-weight-set-54172.html Wed, 16 Jan 2019 13:40:56 GMT Bullion weights Lid of Nested Cup-Weight Set  
Description: The lid only from a set of nested cup-weights. It would originally have been attached to the outer cup of the set, but the hinge-lug is now missing. The assembly of the outer cup and its lid provided the largest denomination weight in the set.

See also UKDFD 11314 and UKDFD 29766.
Category: Post-Medieval to Modern, Weights, Bullion weights
Category: Bullion 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-54171.html Tue, 15 Jan 2019 19:46:57 GMT Coin-weights Coin-Weight, Half-Guinea  
Description: A round double-sided coin-weight for checking the half-guinea. Both sides have the same design, the value, SD/10:6 (ten shillings and sixpence).
Category: Post-Medieval to Modern, Weights, Coin-weights
Category: Coin-weights
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Coin-Weight, Rijder https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/artefact/post-medieval-to-modern/weights/coin-weights/coin-weight-rijder-54111.html Sat, 08 Dec 2018 21:04:41 GMT Coin-weights Coin-Weight, Rijder  
Description: A French-made uniface hexagonal coin-weight for checking the Low Countries rijder. The weight depicts a rider on horseback with sword held high in his right hand. The exergue carries the inscription, RIDE.
Category: Post-Medieval to Modern, Weights, Coin-weights
Category: Coin-weights
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Coin-Weight, Quarter Guinea https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/artefact/post-medieval-to-modern/weights/coin-weights/coin-weight-quarter-guinea-38491.html Tue, 04 Sep 2012 00:00:00 GMT Coin-weights Coin-Weight, Quarter Guinea  
Description: A round double-sided coin-weight for checking the quarter guinea. Both sides have the same design, the value, S/5 (five shillings) and the weight, 1 (pennyweight), 6 3/4 (grains), all within a wreath.

The weight was for checking quarter guineas struck before the accession of George III (1760), but circulating during his reign. The value and minimum weight of the coin was stipulated in a proclamation of 1774, details of which can be seen on the link shown in References below.
Category: Post-Medieval to Modern, Weights, Coin-weights
Category: Coin-weights
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Coin-Weight, Guinea https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/artefact/post-medieval-to-modern/weights/coin-weights/coin-weight-guinea-15629.html Mon, 29 Sep 2008 00:00:00 GMT Coin-weights Coin-Weight, Guinea  
Description: A round double-sided coin-weight for checking the guinea. The obverse and reverse inscriptions are, 'Geo III up to the 1st Jany 1772' and 's/20 d/6 OR dwt/5 gr/6' respectively.

Efforts were made by the authorities in the early 1770's to stabilise the gold coinage. Measures taken included the official acceptance (at reduced values) of earlier coins that were below the official weight. (The reference cited below gives more details.) The provisions officially ended in 1776, but there is evidence that the double standard in respect of the pre-1772 coins persisted into the 1780s.
Category: Post-Medieval to Modern, Weights, Coin-weights
Category: Coin-weights
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