Round disc with letters, symbols

jhamner

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Steve and I went to a neat old stone chimney site today. The land looked pristine--never been detected to our knowledge, and our mouths were watering as we turned on our detectors.
Three hours later we had a nice collection of shotgun shell brass, fruit jar lids, small bits of lead, and not much else except sore backs.
On the way out though I spotted a spring coming out of the side of a bank and decided to detect it. Almost immediately I got a hit of 91. I got excited since most stuff in this range on my detector is silver! Instead out came this heavy brass or bronze disc with letters and symbols on it. I haven't a clue what it is unless it's a scale weight, but I would love to hear from you regarding any other ideas. Thanks!
 

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jhamner

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Steve and I went to a neat old stone chimney site today. The land looked pristine--never been detected to our knowledge, and our mouths were watering as we turned on our detectors.
Three hours later we had a nice collection of shotgun shell brass, fruit jar lids, small bits of lead, and not much else except sore backs.
On the way out though I spotted a spring coming out of the side of a bank and decided to detect it. Almost immediately I got a hit of 91. I got excited since most stuff in this range on my detector is silver! Instead out came this heavy brass or bronze disc with letters and symbols on it. I haven't a clue what it is unless it's a scale weight, but I would love to hear from you regarding any other ideas. Thanks!

I should have done this first-look under similar threads! I think there's one there very similar to the one I found today. It's a scale weight of some sort I think.
 

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I haven't a clue although my first thoughts were of some type of balance weight for a very old and large Grandfather type clock. The disk does have a Maker's mark and possibly Proofing marks and hopefully someone will be able to identify the Maker's and Proof marks and what the item actually is.
 

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jhamner

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I haven't a clue although my first thoughts were of some type of balance weight for a very old and large Grandfather type clock. The disk does have a Maker's mark and possibly Proofing marks and hopefully someone will be able to identify the Maker's and Proof marks and what the item actually is.


Thank you for your input!
 

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It is known as a Georgian Pan-Weight, or sometimes a trade weight.
 

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CRUSADER

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PS. You are very lucky with those full set of Verification marks that are in a perfect position for full ID;

London (UK)
George I period
 

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CRUSADER

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Didn't know it had a name--thanks!

Wow-that's early too. Didn't have a clue it was that old!
Yeap, I've not seen many posted before from this early period, most are Geo III & IV
 

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Very cool find! Well worth the 3 hour hunt! Congrats! :icon_thumleft:
 

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