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Collection of bronze weights, consisting of two nested-cup sets and six disks, Spanish colonial (160

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Collection of bronze weights, consisting of two nested-cup sets and six disks, Spanish colonial (160
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200.00USDto jrobin9627+ (35.00) buyer's premium. + applicable fees & taxes.
This item SOLD at 2018 May 16 @ 17:08UTC-4 : AST/EDT
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Collection of bronze weights, consisting of two nested-cup sets and six disks, Spanish colonial (1600s). 393 grams total, disks from 3/8" to 7/8" in diameter, weights from 1-1/2" to 1-5/8" largest diameter. Individual cup-weights are actually a fairly common find in colonial areas, but putting together a set that fits together so well as these do is a real challenge! Most sets were mixed and matched in their own day (as cups were lost and replaced over time), the important thing being standardized weights for each size. The cups in this lot show minor encrustation over surfaces of varying colors of brass or bronze, all solid and undamaged otherwise. The bronze weights are mostly plain with the exception of the largest with an intaglio Jesus representation. A rare find!