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Shelburne County Museum

Balance


Accession number: 2010.04.05
Object type: Scale, Balance
Date: circa 1780
Materials: Brass
Measurements: 9 cm L x 1.5 cm W
Marks/Label: Soverign Warrented
Culture: British
Narrative: Previous number: 10.07.28.67A
Description: Small brass coin verification scale.  In centre of scale is a hinge, attached to a small platform.  Stamped onto the platform is, "Sovereign Warrented", surrounding a crown.  To the left of the hinge is a  round weight, stamped with a crown.  To the right of the hinge are two round coin holders.  The left holder is stamped, "Sovereign Warrented".  The right holder is stamped, "Sovereign 2".  
History of Use: For weighing gold soverigns.  Belonged to Gideon White.