Historical information

Troy weight is a system of units of mass used for weighing precious metals and gemstones. The items here have no known provenance or donor.


These items have no local significance and are useful for display only

Physical description

These are six troy weights – 4 ounces, 2 ounces, I ounce, ½ ounce, ¼ ounce, ¼ ounce. They are brass and circular in shape and have ridged edges so that they fit one on top of the other. They are all slightly discoloured. The smallest ¼ ounce weight is different in shape and has a small brass knob on top.

Inscriptions & markings

‘4 oz troy, 2 oz troy, 1 oz troy, ½ oz troy, ¼ oz troy, ¼ troy’
Old cataloguing number etched on all of the weights – ‘1499’