Artwork : ArchiveNo00149

Balance Case 1545





Contributor Name Mary Rose
Contributor Image Andy_Elkerton.jpg

Location Portsea
Collection Date 06.06.08 12.19pm
Artefact Name Balance Case
Artefact Description The object is made of beech, copper alloy and leather. It is a measurement device. Carved with recesses for the balance arms, hands and weights. All are missing.
Part of a coin is moulded in one of the
recesses. Copper alloy clips are still in place. Front cover has some decoration (Romatne heads) and text – ‘the word of the lord endureth forever’.
Artefact Date 1545
Artefact Stored Mary Rose store
Artefact Form

Artefact Image Balance_case.jpg
Sample Taken Beech fragment from inside
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History of Artefact It was found in a chest. Balance scales, hands and weights are missing apart from a coin / token moulded into a recess. It was closed when it was found on the main deck mid-ship. It could have been used to measure out gunpowder or to mix gunpowder because it was found on the main gun deck in-between two guns.
Historian Andy Elkerton
Previous Owners Unknown
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