Bronze Exchequer Standard Winchester Quart measure, 1601.
4 0 c m
 
33cm
actual image size: 25cm x 32cm

Bronze Exchequer Standard Winchester Quart measure, 1601.

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Description

One of a series of standard measures isued to 60 shire towns in England during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I (1558-1603). The Winchester standard was used from the Medieval period until it was superseded in Britain by the Imperial Measure in 1826.
 

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10314044
 

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