Scottish Lead Weight?

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Scottish Lead Weight?

Post by Breezy » Thu Aug 15, 2019 9:56 am

Folks, I dug this weight (I assume it's a weight!) last night. I would be interested in your opinion of its origin. I understand Scottish towns had their own official stamps...not sure if this is the case here. Seems to be stamped IC over DG and maybe 1T or possibly VI.

It weighs 570 grams which does not covert to other measures helpfully....20 oz which seems an odd amount. Perhaps it was for melting into musket balls! I'm guessing 19th century, but the site has fortifications going back to 11th century...

Any pointers welcome. Thanks
Angus


50mm diameter, 30mm high, conical in shape.
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Re: Scottish Lead Weight?

Post by fred » Thu Aug 15, 2019 10:43 am

Interesting but no real idea what weights and measures the Scots used. Your logic seems to have covered the likely options though. ::g
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Re: Scottish Lead Weight?

Post by Lowland » Thu Aug 15, 2019 2:53 pm

Cool lead find,I’ve never found one with anything impressed on it ::g
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Re: Scottish Lead Weight?

Post by Breezy » Thu Aug 15, 2019 6:20 pm

further research suggests this is a 1 'trone' pound weight. Trone weight is old Scots system of weight. 'One pound was 16 trone ounces or 20 trois ounces'

https://ssns.org.uk/resources/Documents ... _62_81.pdf

Abolished in 17th century officially but still in use in 1840's apparently.

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Re: Scottish Lead Weight?

Post by cantona1 » Thu Aug 15, 2019 9:10 pm

That's nice ::g

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Re: Scottish Lead Weight?

Post by Easylife » Thu Aug 15, 2019 9:29 pm

That's a pretty cool find. ::g
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