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Lot 15086

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Circa 1695 English Pear Wood Pocket Scale with Weights. Very Fine. A remarkably well-preserved pocket scale with four weights, contained in a pear wood box with a decorative lid and brass hardware. The initials R.H. and the date Janr. 25th, 1695 are engraved on the outside bottom of the box that measures 3.9 x 1.8 x 0.8 inches. The scale arm is 3.1 inches, and the pans are 1.5 inches diameter. Three brass weights of William III are included, two for guineas (W-1183 and 1190) and one for a half guinea (W-1237), along with one brass weight of Louis XIII for a Spanish pistole (W-1302). The weights show varying signs of wear. Eric P. Newman called this scale "the ultimate businessman's accessory in 1695." Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.HID05401242017

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