Home > Auctions > 19th March 2010 > English Medieval - Bronze Armorial Steelyard Weight

Next Lot

Previous Lot  

Print page | Email lot to a friend

Back to previous page

English Medieval - Bronze Armorial Steelyard Weight

Antiquities - Medieval

LOT 608

GBP (£) 600 - 700
EUR (€) 690 - 810
USD ($) 750 - 870

Sold for (Inc. premium): £1,208


Circa 1257-1272 AD. A Class II globular lead-filled cast copper-alloy (latten) armorial steelyard weight with suspension loop with two engraved lines between the loop and body; the body of the weight bearing three incised heater shields of arms, being those of England (three lions passant); the Hanseatic merchants (double-headed eagle) and those for Richard or his son Edmund, Earls of Cornwall and Poitou (lion rampant). 70mm tall; 759 grams. Very fine with pleasing colour.

Found Chelveston-cum-Caldecott, Northamptonshire in 2009 (PAS record NARC-A39A55).

London Museum, pages 171-174; Mills number NM.215.

The date for this weight of middle to late 13th century is established from the arms shown as being after 1257 when Richard, brother of Henry III, was elected King of the Romans and adopted the Hanseatic arms from that date, in addition to the lion rampant of Cornwall and Poitou. After 1272, these weights bear a fourth shield of arms, that of the de Clare family (chevrons), following Edmund's marriage to Margaret de Clare in that year. Edmund died in 1300 (when the earldom became extinct) and steelyards were banned from 1350. The Hanseatic League merchants, originally of Germanic origin, were based in London at the Steelyard. A printout of the Portable Antiquities Scheme record for this item is included.

Friday 19th March 2010 at The Swedenborg Hall 20-21 Bloomsbury WayLondon WC1A 2TH

TimeLine Auctions Ltd arranges printed catalogue rostrum Auctions, eAuctions and Timed Auctions where we offer antiquities, ancient artefacts / artifacts, antiques, collectibles, coins, medals and books for public sale.

Lot No. 608

Next Lot

Previous Lot

Auction Catalogue

Viewing: Monday 20 Feb 2017: 12 noon - 9 pm

Champagne Reception: 6 - 9 pm, with a free seminar by Dr. Jack Ogden at 6pm 'A Touch of Colour: Gems in Ancient and Medieval Rings'

Auction begins at 10am GMT

Tuesday 21 Feb 2017: Antiquities (Lot 1 - 538)
Wednesday 22 Feb 2017: Antiquities (Lot 539 - 822)
Wednesday 22 Feb 2017: Coins (Lot 1001 - 1376)

Auction Venue:
The Court House
363 Main Road
Essex, CO12 4DN

Thursday 23 Feb 2017: Antiquities (Lot 1401 - 2127)
Friday 24 Feb 2017: Antiquities (lot 2128 - 2876)
Saturday 25 Feb 2017: Coins (lot 3001 - 3764)

See auction lots:

All Coins
Coins - GreekCoins - Celtic Iron AgeCoins - Roman RepublicCoins - Roman EmpireCoins - ByzantineCoins - Saxon and VikingCoins - NormanCoins - English MedievalCoins - Tudor to StuartCoins - English Milled - A CollectionCoins - English Milled - GeneralCoins - ScottishCoins - IrishCoins - WorldCoins - Scales and WeightsMedals - Commemorative

All Antiquities
Antiquities - EgyptianAntiquities - GreekAntiquities - RomanAntiquities - ByzantineAntiquities - Stone AgeAntiquities - Bronze Age - EuropeAntiquities - Bronze Age - EasternAntiquities - Celtic Iron AgeAntiquities - Anglo-Saxon and VikingAntiquities - MedievalAntiquities - Post MedievalAntiquities - North AmericaAntiquities - South AmericaAntiquities - China and Far EastAntiquities - Late Entries

All Cabinets & Accessories

All Books
Books - NumismaticBooks - Archaeological

Auction 012010

Friday 19th March 2010 at The Swedenborg Hall 20-21 Bloomsbury WayLondon WC1A 2TH

Browse catalogue