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S/1473 Victorian Travelling Apothecary's Scale

A Victorian travelling coin scale in its original mahogany box. In the 19th century portable suspension balance scales were used to weigh gold and silver coins, especially gold as they were often clipped on the edges and therefore did not weigh their true value.

These scales were often carried to ensure they were not being cheated and being portable they had their own mahogany cases and a compartment for the various weights.

This example is in fine condition and the scales are of high quality and workmanship.

7 in. (18 cm.) Wide
3 in. (9 cm.) Deep
1 in. (3.5 cm.) High
English Circa 1848