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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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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coin weights
Date Published
December 12, 2012
Last Updated
April 22, 2021