Early Victorian Rocker Balance brass Sovereign Scale signed WS

£42.00

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Early Victorian Rocker Balance brass Sovereign Scale signed WS. This was attributed to William Simmonds a scalemaker in Whitcross Street London but recent research now links the design of the crown punch to the workshops in Birmingham of T Simmons and associated companies.

97mm. long 16mm high.

This was made to test the relatively new gold sovereign coin which was rapidly expanding circulation in the 1830-40 period.

These were popular, cheap to produce simple scales, not particularly precise but accurate enough to pick out the gilt brass forgeries that circulated

Weight .05 kg