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    Any info on this apothecary weight? Thanks.

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    Are you sure it isn't a button?
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    Quote Originally Posted by creskol View Post
    Are you sure it isn't a button?
    I'm also in the believing it's not a button....On the side that wouldn't be seen is letters and numbers...My memory stinks bad...But the "VR" means something. I think it's a measurement, with the numbers split above. I have some weight's around somewhere and can't get to them at the moment, but believe they have the "VR" on a couple of them.



    Added Edit........ I could have sworn .."VR",vr means something in weights or measuring and that I have seen this before.

    I also think the little hole on the top was where a piece of brass(?)extended, to pick it up. Maybe even threaded in at one time.






    Edited .again......I found it!!!!It was driving me insane I knew I've seen this before... "Victoria Regina" I think I spelled that right.... That's what I think the "VR" means. And believe that is a weight that you have. Not sure that it's Apothecary, but who knows.

    http://home.clara.net/brianp/collectw.html

    The LAST EDIT!!!!!! And here is what you have!!!!
    https://nmscarcheologylab.wordpress....-brass-weight/

    Very cool find!!!!!
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    I love the edits man thatís great, and thanks so much for putting that much thought and energy into it and I really appreciate it. When I get a chance Iíll snap a photo of the other apothecaries I have found at this site.
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    Nice find. Looking for other pics. Good luck.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mspence View Post
    I love the edits man that’s great, and thanks so much for putting that much thought and energy into it and I really appreciate it. When I get a chance I’ll snap a photo of the other apothecaries I have found at this site.
    I wouldn't have been able to sleep until I found that! I knew I recognized it and it was up there somewhere rolling around, just couldn't remember.

    I use to find stuff like this when going through coin collections. Some of it I just threw aside to figure out at a later date. My wife and I spent a weekend trying to figure out what these little token looking things and weights were. So, I knew I saw the "VR" before on one or more of them. It was driving me nuts because Google wasn't instant help.

    A lot of the thinner or coin looking type, get thrown into coin collections because people think they are some type of coin. We spent hours going through a stack of world coin books that are about 3 to 4in thick each, page by page, then we stumbled onto one on the net and found out they weren't coins at all.

    Anyhow, I think that's an awesome find! Very cool part of history!! I love stuff like this!
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    thats what it is I have one like that well done on I D
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