Tower of London standard yard rod, 1659.

Exton, David

Tower of London standard yard rod, 1659.
3 3 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 25cm


Inscribed on one face in Roman type capitals with 'This Yarde is examined by me John Reynols and sealed at the Tower of London April 30 Anno 1659'. At a later date it was further inscribed in script style; 'Imperial Yard'. It is made from bras in octagonal section, and stamped at the end with a Westminster portcullis (old type) and illegible cyphers, posibly CRII.

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