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Record ID: NMS-B6AA08
Object type: APOTHECARY WEIGHT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
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Copper alloy apothecary's weight for six drachms, circular with D/ VI stamped on each side, 2.76g, 17th-18th century
Created on: Monday 23rd May 2022
Last updated: Monday 23rd May 2022
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Record ID: SUSS-79E4A1
Object type: APOTHECARY WEIGHT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: West Sussex
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A complete Medieval to Post-Medieval lead alloy object, probably an apothecary weight dating c. 1400-1625. The weight is crudely formed. It is flat and square with a stamped design on one face comprising a lozenge with central raised saltire and a pellet in each angle. The reverse is plain and undecorated. The weight is a pale cream colour. Measurements: length: 14.48 mm; width: 14.30 mm; thickness: 2.44mm and weight: 3.05g Square and rectangular lead weights are presumed to have been used by apothecaries (Biggs 1992, 7ff.) Square lead-alloy weights with crosses and …
Created on: Thursday 24th February 2022
Last updated: Friday 18th March 2022
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Record ID: LVPL-B91DA9
Object type: APOTHECARY WEIGHT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Cheshire West and Chester
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A lead weight, probably an apothecary's weight dating from the post medieval period onwards(c.1600-1900). It is square in form and rectangular in section. On one face has a slightly raised design that is too worn to determine. The other face is plain. The object has a smooth white / cream patina. Dimensions: Length 17.25mm; width 16.2mm; thickness 3.56mm; weight 9.25g Biggs (1994, p.9) discuses such weights stating that apothecaries broke away from the Grocers Company in 1617 and were granted a Royal Charter. They subsequently used a weight system which was based on th…
Created on: Tuesday 15th February 2022
Last updated: Tuesday 22nd February 2022
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Record ID: DENO-E24192
Object type: APOTHECARY WEIGHT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Derbyshire
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A stamped, copper alloy weight, probably an apothecary's weight dating from the post medieval period (c. AD 1650 - 1850). The object is rectangular and bears a stamp resembling I 3, but is possibly the symbol for a drachm, followed by a colon and a 6. The object has a light green powdery patina. Length 16mm, width 13.5mm, thickness 2mm and weight 3.7g.
Created on: Monday 6th December 2021
Last updated: Wednesday 13th April 2022
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Record ID: WILT-3108AE
Object type: APOTHECARY WEIGHT
Broad period: MODERN
County: Wiltshire
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A complete copper alloy Modern apothecary weight dating to c AD1750-1850. The weight is almost square (13.8mm x 14.2mm) with a thickness of 4.6mm , On one face only is stamped a number '2' with the word 'Dram' (in curvilinear script) below. The other face is blank. The weight is 6.43 grams. Similar weights recorded on the PAS database are PUBLIC-9F6071 and NLM-7D5D32.
Created on: Thursday 29th July 2021
Last updated: Tuesday 11th January 2022
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Record ID: NMS-317683
Object type: APOTHECARY WEIGHT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
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Copper alloy apothecary weight, square, on both sides a star above a looped V and I, 3.47g, 17th/18th century
Created on: Tuesday 30th March 2021
Last updated: Tuesday 30th March 2021
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Record ID: BH-E42E58
Object type: APOTHECARY WEIGHT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Hertfordshire
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A cast lead-alloy weight, possibly an apothecary weight, probably dating to the Post Medieval period (c. AD 1500-1800). The weight is unevenly rectangular in shape with rounded edges. It is flat and rectangular in cross-section. The two faces are undecorated, as are all four sides. The weight has a relatively even light-grey patina. It measures 14mm long and 14mm wide, 3mm thick and 6.50 grams.
Created on: Monday 7th December 2020
Last updated: Thursday 28th January 2021
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Record ID: NMS-6C3DB3
Object type: APOTHECARY WEIGHT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
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Medieval to post-medieval flat and sub-rectangular lead apothecaries' weight for ½ drachm. A double-lined V with a transverse line in each arm has been stamped on one face. 14.3 x 12.2 x 1.7mm. Weight 1.905g / 29.4 grains (1 drachm = 60 grains). 15th - 16th century.
Created on: Saturday 7th November 2020
Last updated: Monday 5th July 2021
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Record ID: NMS-E0D46E
Object type: APOTHECARY WEIGHT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
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Medieval to post-medieval lead discoidal uniface weight with bevelled edge and a rather crudely modelled fleur-de-lis in relief. Diameter 13.5mm. Thickness 2.5mm, at a lump at the base of the fleur 4mm. Weight 2.62g / 40.4 grains, so possibly an apothecaries' weight for 2 scruples (= 40 grains). Mid 14th - 16th century.
Created on: Friday 25th September 2020
Last updated: Friday 25th September 2020
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Record ID: SWYOR-F9C0CB
Object type: APOTHECARY WEIGHT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
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An copper-alloy apothecaries' weight of Post-Medieval date, approximately AD 1800 - 1890. The weight is sub square in plan and rectangular in section. One face is stamped with an apothecaries' symbol for one drachm, a three with a conjoined i. The opposite side is stamped with the figure 1 over the script "Dram". The metal has an overall dark reddish-brown patina and is worn. Length: 11.65mm, Width: 10.78mm, Thickness: 3.46mm and Weight: 3.12g. In Biggs (1994) Apothecaries Weights; an outline catalogue, page 11, it suggests that this type of weight ,with the value in numerals …
Created on: Wednesday 2nd September 2020
Last updated: Tuesday 24th November 2020
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Record ID: SWYOR-F8BF08
Object type: APOTHECARY WEIGHT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
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A copper-alloy apothecaries' weight of Post-Medieval date, about AD 1600 - 1700. It is rectangular in form and section with slightly rounded sides. It is 17.77mm in length,the width is 16.28mm, the thickness is 3.55mm and the weight is 6.75g. It has a dark green patina. Both faces of the object are stamped with an apothecaries' symbol, probably for two drachms, looking like a W and an i with an annnulet dot, and a six-armed star, which is probably a variety of the "rose" mark found on weights of the 17th century. A two drachm weight would be expected to have a mass of 7.78g. Com…
Created on: Wednesday 2nd September 2020
Last updated: Tuesday 24th November 2020
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Record ID: NARC-691C31
Object type: APOTHECARY WEIGHT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Milton Keynes
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A complete copper alloy Apothecary Weight of Post-Medieval date (AD 1600-1800). The object is circular shape and on both surfaces bear the inscription J D // 13 : 6 in cursive scrip with a beaded outer border. Diameter: 17.94mm, Thickness: 3.00mm, Weight: 4.8g The metal is dark brown/green with a slightly pitted patina Two other examples have been recorded on the Portable Antiquities Scheme database: WILT-E44648, WILT-44F408
Created on: Thursday 21st May 2020
Last updated: Friday 24th July 2020
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Record ID: LIN-F2FB11
Object type: APOTHECARY WEIGHT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
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A complete copper-alloy apothecary's weight of Post-Medieval date, c.AD 1700 - 1800. The square weight is rectangular in cross-section and is engraved on both sides with the traditional symbol for the apothecary's unit of measure 2 drachms. The symbol can be described in its basic form as 3y. An umlaut is present over the y. The metal has a dark greenish-brown patina and is worn. The weight is 12.17 mm long and 11.16 mm wide, 2.20 mm thick and weighs 2.36g. The weight is a little less than the standard two drachms (3.54g). Biggs (1994, p.9) discuses such weights stati…
Created on: Thursday 9th April 2020
Last updated: Wednesday 24th March 2021
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Record ID: NMS-532FB9
Object type: APOTHECARY WEIGHT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
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A complete Post Medieval copper alloy apothecary weight dating to the period circa 1618-1700 AD. The object is square in plan and rectangular in section, with chamfered edges. Its front and back and are flat and smooth. Both faces are stamped with the traditional symbol for two drachms together with a rose. The object has a dark grey patina. Biggs notes that apothecary weights stamped with roses date to between 1618 and the 18th century AD (1994: 8). The object and the rendering of the symbols is consistent with SOM-A3439B Length: 16mm; Width: 14mm; Thickness: 2.5mm; Weight:6g.
Created on: Tuesday 25th February 2020
Last updated: Wednesday 26th February 2020
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Record ID: NMS-3F0FCA
Object type: APOTHECARY WEIGHT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
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Post medieval lead apothecary’s weight weighing 24.8 grains. It may be an incomplete half drachma weight (30 grains). It is flat and rectangular, stamped on one side with an X or a saltire, within a rectangular border. The reverse is unstamped. If there are any breaks these are well worn. 14th to early 16th century Length: 14.1mm. Width: 10.2mm. Thickness: 2.1mm. Weight: 1.6g
Created on: Wednesday 12th February 2020
Last updated: Tuesday 25th February 2020
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Record ID: NMS-3EED0D
Object type: APOTHECARY WEIGHT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
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Post medieval lead apothecary’s weight weighing exactly 30 grains, or half a drachm. It is flat and rectangular, stamped on one side with an X or a saltire within a rectangular border. This is slightly off-centre, with one of the borders being wider than the other three. The reverse is unstamped. 14th to early 16th century Length: 14.1mm. Width: 13.3mm. Thickness: 2.0mm. Weight: 1.9g.
Created on: Wednesday 12th February 2020
Last updated: Tuesday 25th February 2020
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Record ID: NMS-F29A91
Object type: APOTHECARY WEIGHT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
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Square copper alloy apothecary's weight for 1/2 drachm, 1.67g, c.1600-1700
Created on: Thursday 10th October 2019
Last updated: Thursday 10th October 2019
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Record ID: LON-8CD709
Object type: APOTHECARY WEIGHT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
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A Post Medieval copper alloy apothecary's weight dating 16th century. This weight is square with chamfered edges. The obverse has a capital letter R in the lower left corner with ornate I I in the upper corners and a grid-like stamp in the lower right corner. The reverse is blank and undecorated. File marks are present on edges and rear. A weight with similar ornate numbers is illustrated in Egan (2005:162 fig.834) and is dated to the 17th century. Dimensions: length: 14.06mm; width: 11.89mm; weight: 6.71g.
Created on: Monday 23rd September 2019
Last updated: Tuesday 24th September 2019
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Record ID: YORYM-BC87B4
Object type: APOTHECARY WEIGHT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
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An incomplete copper-alloy apothecaries' weight of Post-Medieval date, c.AD 1618 - 1970. The weight is square in plan and rectangular in section. Both sides bear traces of engraving, presumably a traditional symbol for the appropriate apothecary's unit of measure. The symbol cannot be adequately determined. The metal has a dark reddish-brown patina and is worn. The weight is 16.3mm long, 14.1mm wide, 4.5mm thick and weighs 6.1g. Biggs (1994, p.9) discuses such weights stating that apothecaries broke away from the Grocers Company in 1617 and were granted a Royal Charter. They sub…
Created on: Tuesday 20th August 2019
Last updated: Wednesday 11th September 2019
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Record ID: YORYM-2B58D8
Object type: APOTHECARY WEIGHT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
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An incomplete copper-alloy apothecaries' weight of Post-Medieval date, c.AD 1618 - 1970. The weight is a truncated pyramid with a tapering square section. One corner of the base is lost to a worn break. The base is engraved with the traditional symbol for the apothecary's unit of measure 8 drachms (1 ounce/31.1g). The symbol can be described in its basic form as an angular 3 terminating at the base in a coil. A sword is engraved next to the symbol. This is the sword of St Paul, a verification mark for the City of London Guildhall. The three surviving corners are engraved with foliate …
Created on: Tuesday 13th August 2019
Last updated: Thursday 26th September 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Cottam', grid reference and parish protected.


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