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Coin Balance, by Benjamin Martin, London, c. 1750-c. 1765

Inventory Number: 33729
Object Type:
Persons: Benjamin Martin
Date Created: c. 1750-1765
Place Created: London England United Kingdom Europe
Accession Number:
Brief Description: Ivory beam calibrated on one side in 3d. steps from 3s6d to 21s, and the other side in 6d. steps from 22s to 36s; silver sliding counter weight and suspension and blue steel pointer; in fish-skin case. With it is a George IIII copper coin dated 1825 (a farthing?).
Primary Inscriptions: "* Martin . Fecit . No 1163 *" [engraved on ivory beam].
Provenance: Not ascertained.
Collection Group:
Material(s): Ivory
silver
blue-steel and fish-skin

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