Object Title

Thumb scale

Thumb scale

Date

1600-1625

Object Number

III.4382 C

Provenance

Probably old Tower collection. Found in Waterloo Attic Room B.

Physical Description

The lower edge is drawn out to an oblique point, the upper edge is bowed either side of a medial ridge. The main edges have plain inward turns bordered by double incised line decoration, which also borders the lower edge. The scale has a domed rivet either side at the lower end and two externally flush rivets at the upper end which retain fragments of the leather glove.
It is covered in corrosion.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Max. length: 3 cm. ( 1.2 in.), Max. Width: 3.6 cm. ( 1.3 in.), Weight: 0.001 kg. ( 0.25 oz.)

Inscriptions and Marks

None.

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