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Gold Scales

H. Bell & Co19th Century

The Royal Coin Cabinet

The Royal Coin Cabinet

The firm H. Bell & Co produced this type of folding "pocket-sized" scales for examening Guines and Sovereins. It was imperative to ascertain the wight of the coin to see if some of the gold had been filed off for fraudulent purposes.

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  • Title: Gold Scales
  • Creator: H. Bell & Co
  • Date Created: 19th Century
  • Location Created: Lancashire, England
  • Physical Dimensions: l 23 cm
  • Type: Scales
  • Rights: CC BY
  • External Link: National Historical Museums

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