Weights - 2 Ounce

Dated Era Size Type Material Found
No c.1837-1901 36mm x 10mm Weight Copper Alloy London
Information

Victorian VR 28

54.08g 2 oz 04/03/2016 Pasture 1

Weights - 1 Ounce

Dated Era Size Type Material Found
No 18th Century 35mm x 4.35mm Weight Copper Alloy Kent
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25.72g 1 oz 07/07/2016 Pasture 2a

Post Medieval cast copper alloy trade weight from the 18th Century. The weight is circular with a wide raised rim on the top. It is 35mm in diameter by 4.35mm thick and weighs 25.72 grams, 0.9 oz (equivalent one ounce). It is stamped with: Crown (The sword of St Paul on a quartered shield - the City of London Guildhall mark, from 1826) at 11 o'clock; The sword of St Paul - the City of London Guildhall mark, pre-1826 at 1 o'clock and an ewer (for the founders company) at 6 o'clock


Dated Era Size Type Material Found
No 18th Century 31mm x 5mm Weight Copper Alloy London
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27.17g 1 oz 10/01/2018 Pasture 2b

Dated Era Size Type Material Found
No 19-20th Century 18mm x 34mm Weight Copper Alloy London
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26.38g 1 oz 12/10/2012 Pasture 1

A bell-shaped one-ounce trade weight of the mid 19th to early 20th century. The weight is stamped on the face of the handle with its denomination. The top of the handle is stamped with an X, possibly a cancellation mark. The classic ’bell’ weight was popular with butchers and grocers.


Dated Era Size Type Material Found
No 20th Century 28mm x 8mm Weight Copper Alloy London
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26.93g 1 oz 19/05/2013 Pasture 1

Dated Era Size Type Material Found
No 18th Century 29mm x 7.7mm Weight Copper Alloy Kent
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26.10g 1 oz 22/02/2018 Pasture 2b

Weights - 3/4 Ounce

WEIGHT
Unique ID:
PUBLIC-F1B30E
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 Chronology
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1603
Date to: Circa AD 1688
 Dimensions and weight
Quantity: 1
Thickness: 3.69 mm
Weight: 21.51 g
Diameter: 38 mm
 Spatial data
Region: South East (European Region) 
County or Unitary authority: Kent (County) 
District: Tunbridge Wells (District) 
Parish or ward: Cranbrook & Sissinghurst (Civil Parish)
 Description

Post Medieval cast copper alloy trade weight from the reign of James I or II (1603-1688). The weight is circular with a wide raised rim on the top. It is 38mm in diameter by 3.69mm thick and weighs 21.51 grams, 0.758 oz (equivalent three quarters of an ounce). It is stamped with: Crowned I (for James I) at 11 o'clock; the sword of St Paul (for London) at 1 o'clock and an ewer (for the founders company) at 7 o'clock

Class: Trade

 Materials and construction
Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Complete
 Personal details
Recorded by: Mr David Clarke
Identified by: Mr David Clarke
 Discovery dates
Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 20th March 2016
 Site
MHF Club Dig - Pasture

Weights - 1/2 Ounce

Dated Era Size Type Material Found
No c.1760-1826 23mm x 5mm Weight Copper Alloy Kent
Information

MHF Club Dig

12.59g 1/2 oz 02/02/2014 .

A half-ounce copper-alloy trade weight, probably made during the reign of George III or the early years of George IV, showing the following verification marks: 1. Crown over ’G’ - the royal cypher (4 o'clock) 2. The sword of St Paul - the City of London Guildhall mark (12 o'clock) 3. A ewer - The London Founders' Company mark (6 o'clock) There is no ’A’ for Averdepois, which is often the case with weights of one ounce or less. Attribution to the particular monarch (George I-IV) is based on the relative positions of the marks. The arrangement on this weight was used under George III (1760-1820) and the early years (1820-1826) of George IV's reign.


Dated Era Size Type Material Found
No c.1850-1901 23mm x 5mm Weight Copper Alloy Kent
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Victorian

12.29g 1/2 oz 15/05/2016 Pasture MHF

A half-ounce copper-alloy trade weight of the Victorian period, showing the following verification marks: 1. Crown over ’VR’ - The royal cypher of Victoria (11  and 7 o'clock) Double stamped with 342 and 344


Dated Era Size Type Material Found
No Post 1953 22mm x 5mm Weight Copper Alloy London
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Elizabeth II ER 147

11.43g 1/2 oz . Pasture 1

Dated Era Size Type Material Found
No c.1870-1905 23mm x 5mm Weight Copper Alloy Kent
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12.09g 1/2 oz 28/09/2016 Arable 4

Smith & Co., London. William Smith & Co., London. Wm Smith & Co., Borough, S.E. W. Smith, Borough.
William Smith was a London scale maker, working c 1802-47. The name (William) Smith & Co., London appears on weights with pre-1865 verification marks. The address is given as 'Borough' (a street in South East London) from c.1870 onwards. By 1905 the firm seems to have been merged with Gilbert& Co, and Doyle & Sons. A coin-scale label of c.1830 describes Smith & Co. as successors to Dutton and Smith. The address was 238 High Street, Borough.


Dated Era Size Type Material Found
No Unknown 22mm x 5mm Weight Copper Alloy Kent
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MHF Club Dig

12.52g 1/2 oz 08/10/2017 Arable - In crop

Weights - 1/4 Ounce

Dated Era Size Type Material Found
No c.1837-1850 19mm x 5mm Weight Copper Alloy Kent
Information

Victorian

7.02g 1/4 oz . Pasture 3

A quarter-ounce copper-alloy trade weight of the Victorian period, showing the following verification marks: 1. A ewer - The London Founders' Company mark ( 6 o'clock) 2. Crown over ’V’ - The royal cypher of Victoria (2-3 o'clock) 3. The sword of St Paul on a quartered shield - the City of London Guildhall mark, from 1826 (9 o'clock). From about 1850, most weights were marked with their value at the time of manufacture. It is likely, therefore, that the present weight dates to the period 1837-c.1850.


Dated Era Size Type Material Found
No c.1837- 1950 18mm x 5mm Weight Copper Alloy Kent
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Post Victorian

7.12g 1/4 oz 23/12/2017 Pasture 2b

Weights - 1/8 Ounce

WEIGHT
Unique ID:
PUBLIC-F5635C
Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
 Chronology
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1625
Date to: Circa AD 1685
 Dimensions and weight
Quantity: 1
Thickness: 2.54 mm
Weight: 3.1 g
Diameter: 14.7 mm
 Spatial data
Region: London (European Region) 
County or Unitary authority: Greater London Authority (Greater London Authority) 
District: Bexley (London Borough) 
Parish or ward: St. Mary's (London Borough Ward)
 Description

A copper alloy trade weight dating to the Post Medieval period. The weight is a circular in plan, copper alloy disc. One face of the disc has stamped decoration; a crowned C at 11 o'clock and a coffee ewer or pot at 5 o'clock. The centre of the disc has a small circular punch that does not extend to the other side. The reverse is plain except for file marks. It has a dark green patination with a pale green patina in the file marks and pits. The coffee ewer is a symbol of the Worshipful Company of Founders and the crowned C dates the weight to the reign of Charles I (1625-1649) or Charles II (1660-1685). It measures 14.7mm in diameter, 2.54mm in thickness and weighs 3.10g (0.111 oz). This was probably a weight for 1/8 of an ounce. Similar examples have been recorded on this database; e.g SWYOR-2D5E51 and WMID-DEA514.

 Materials and construction
Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Complete
 Personal details
Recorded by: Mr David Clarke
Identified by: Mr David Clarke
 Discovery dates
Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 17th January 2017
 Site
Pasture 1a

Weights - Coin

Dated Era Size Type Material Found
No Georgian 18mm x 4mm Coin Weight Copper Alloy Essex
Information

LGD Dig

7.34g 21 Shillings 10/03/2018 Pasture

Dated Era Size Type Material Found
No Georgian ?mm Coin Weight Copper Alloy Kent
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MHF Club Dig

?g 2 16 PG 09/04/2017 Pasture

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