Perhaps For this coin?4.3grams-Now Weighed in!-Cleaned up-Coin weight with thistle

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Re: Cleaned up-Coin weight with thistle

Post by littleboot » Wed Sep 04, 2019 9:43 am

That is much clearer Rory. You really MUST get some mini-scales. Cheap as chips on Ebay. Accurate to several decimal places is what you need. I use mine for weighing finds on a regular basis (funnily enough I found a coinweight yesterday and the weight really does nail down an ID) and for displacement tests to ID metal content.
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Re: Cleaned up-Coin weight with thistle

Post by Allectus » Wed Sep 04, 2019 9:45 am

Allectus wrote:
Wed Sep 04, 2019 9:31 am
Possibly IIII s = Four Shillings = Thistle Crown.

What's the weight?


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Having said that, it looks far too weighty for a TC.
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Re: Cleaned up-Coin weight with thistle

Post by Lowland » Wed Sep 04, 2019 11:02 am

littleboot wrote:
Wed Sep 04, 2019 9:43 am
That is much clearer Rory. You really MUST get some mini-scales. Cheap as chips on Ebay. Accurate to several decimal places is what you need. I use mine for weighing finds on a regular basis (funnily enough I found a coinweight yesterday and the weight really does nail down an ID) and for displacement tests to ID metal content.
Indispensable little piece of kit IMO.
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Re: Cleaned up-Coin weight with thistle

Post by Lowland » Wed Sep 04, 2019 11:03 am

Allectus wrote:
Wed Sep 04, 2019 9:45 am
Allectus wrote:
Wed Sep 04, 2019 9:31 am
Possibly IIII s = Four Shillings = Thistle Crown.

What's the weight?


A ;)
Having said that, it looks far too weighty for a TC.
It is pretty chunky-I will get weighed and get back ::g
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Re: Cleaned up-Coin weight with thistle

Post by Lowland » Sun Sep 08, 2019 1:07 am

Allectus wrote:
Wed Sep 04, 2019 9:45 am
Allectus wrote:
Wed Sep 04, 2019 9:31 am
Possibly IIII s = Four Shillings = Thistle Crown.

What's the weight?


A ;)
Having said that, it looks far too weighty for a TC.
Hi allectus and everybody that’s looked at this weight ,I have managed to get it weighed
And it comes in at 4.3 grams,
It has lost a bit of weight around the edges.
So you’re right on the thistle crown
https://www.sovr.co.uk/james-i-gold-thi ... 00938.html
I’ve gone round in circles for a couple of hours now
And looked at a lot of very nice coins...but have come right round in a circle.
It’s an elusive little git -to me anyway :D
Any further thoughts would be great ::g
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Re: 4.3grams-Now Weighed in!-Cleaned up-Coin weight with thistle

Post by Lowland » Wed Sep 11, 2019 1:48 am

Could it be a weight for this stupendous coin-https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/www.vcoi ... 5/amp.aspx
80 shillings or four pounds-(a notable link with the IIII on the weight)
The coin Weighed in at 4.5grams and the weight is nicely down range at 4.3 grams,
Datewise could be close too .....1591/93 ad
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Re: Cleaned up-Coin weight with thistle

Post by Easylife » Wed Sep 11, 2019 2:19 am

Lowland wrote:
Wed Sep 04, 2019 11:02 am
littleboot wrote:
Wed Sep 04, 2019 9:43 am
That is much clearer Rory. You really MUST get some mini-scales. Cheap as chips on Ebay. Accurate to several decimal places is what you need. I use mine for weighing finds on a regular basis (funnily enough I found a coinweight yesterday and the weight really does nail down an ID) and for displacement tests to ID metal content.
Indispensable little piece of kit IMO.
I know LB ,I’m on the case ::g
Well just get some then. You need the up to 100 grams in 0.01 increments. Four quid delivered, I'll send you some if you like? =))
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Re: Cleaned up-Coin weight with thistle

Post by fred » Wed Sep 11, 2019 5:42 am

Easylife wrote:
Wed Sep 11, 2019 2:19 am
Lowland wrote:
Wed Sep 04, 2019 11:02 am
littleboot wrote:
Wed Sep 04, 2019 9:43 am
That is much clearer Rory. You really MUST get some mini-scales. Cheap as chips on Ebay. Accurate to several decimal places is what you need. I use mine for weighing finds on a regular basis (funnily enough I found a coinweight yesterday and the weight really does nail down an ID) and for displacement tests to ID metal content.
Indispensable little piece of kit IMO.
I know LB ,I’m on the case ::g
Well just get some then. You need the up to 100 grams in 0.01 increments. Four quid delivered, I'll send you some if you like? =))

I would keep the weight away from water. It looks like a flaky alloy of some sort and water may not help it's chances of survival.

I am still not sure about it's exact purpose but it would be nice if it was for a rare coin.

Depending upon how much weight it has lost it might be for a 40 shilling coin like a James V ducat (hat piece)? That would probably make the unusual dot by the numbers an O. It really would have been far easier if you had simply found the coin itself! :D

I agree about the scales, they are indispensible. ::g
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Re: Cleaned up-Coin weight with thistle

Post by Lowland » Wed Sep 11, 2019 9:11 am

fred wrote:
Wed Sep 11, 2019 5:42 am
Easylife wrote:
Wed Sep 11, 2019 2:19 am
Lowland wrote:
Wed Sep 04, 2019 11:02 am

I know LB ,I’m on the case ::g
Well just get some then. You need the up to 100 grams in 0.01 increments. Four quid delivered, I'll send you some if you like? =))

I would keep the weight away from water. It looks like a flaky alloy of some sort and water may not help it's chances of survival.

I am still not sure about it's exact purpose but it would be nice if it was for a rare coin.

Depending upon how much weight it has lost it might be for a 40 shilling coin like a James V ducat (hat piece)? That would probably make the unusual dot by the numbers an O. It really would have been far easier if you had simply found the coin itself! :D

I agree about the scales, they are indispensible. ::g
Agreed on its composition Fred-looks like a flaky alloy right enough.
The coin itself is next ::g
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