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Coin weights

Scope note

Use for objects with the same weight, and sometimes design, as specific coins in general circulation and usually of brass or other base metal, rarely of glass, created to insure proper metallic content and weight; known in antiquity, but used especially from the 4th century CE to around 1800.

This term has 12 records attributed within our system.

Term type

AAT
Object name

Getty AAT term number

3000254280

Broader Terms used

weights

Term used for

weights, coin

Equivalent Terms used

coin weight

Created

12yrs ago

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