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$ 2,400

An Elizabethan Standard Weight 1558

Origin England
Period Pre 18th Century
Materials Bronze
Dimensions
W. 2.5 in; H. 3.75 in;
W. 6.35 cm; H. 9.53 cm;
Condition Excellent. Remarkable, beautiful patina.
Creation Date 1558
Description The reigns of the Tudor monarchs in the late 15th and 16th centuries witnessed rapid economic growth, necessitating the establishment of standard weights and measures. Under Henry VII (1457-1509) new Exchequer standards of weight, length and capacity were made for merchants and copies were sent to 43 shire towns in England. Elizabeth I (1533-1603) isued three sets of standard weights during her reign, which began in 1558. The third set, made in 1582, were so successful that they remained the primary standards until 1824.
Styles / Movements Medieval, Other
Catalog References http://www.ssplprints.com/image/97661/standard-elizabethan-weights-1558-1582
Article References http://tudortimes.co.uk/politics-economy/weights-measures
News references http://www.elizabethan.org/compendium/home.html
Dealer Reference Number IC 106
Incollect Reference Number 210577
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