Medieval - Bronze 'Tumbrel' Coin Balance
Coins - Scales and Weights
GBP (£) 400 - 500
EUR (€) 470 - 590
USD ($) 520 - 650
Sold for (Inc. premium): £564
C. 14th century AD. Folding pocket balance to weigh coins. The body of the balance recessed to receive the free-swinging arm with coin platform, balanced by the shaft and rotating about a bronze pin axle. Fully functional and rare thus. 80 mm (closed). Very fine.
Friday 19th March 2010 at The Swedenborg Hall 20-21 Bloomsbury WayLondon WC1A 2TH
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Lot No. 309