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Coin weights

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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.

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weights, coin

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coin weight


12yrs ago

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