The Mass of the English Troy Pound in the Eighteenth Century

  title={The Mass of the English Troy Pound in the Eighteenth Century},
  author={A. Simpson and R. Connor},
  journal={Annals of Science},
  pages={321 - 349}
An examination of British and French weights exchanged between the Royal Society and the Académie royale des sciences in the 1730s has led to a re‐assessment of the Elizabethan troy standards from the Exchequer and the suggestion that the mass of the troy pound has been revised upwards. In turn this is used to support the idea of an evolutionary relationship between the early bullion ounces of England, France, and the Low Countries. 
06 Nightingale 1671
IT is with some hesitation that any historian would dispute the conclusions of so distinguished a numismatist as Dr Stewart Lyon on the subject of medieval weight-standards. However, in his recent
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Somewhat similar controls were exercised by, for example, the London Salters' Company over its members' trade: we are grateful to Diana Crawforth-Hitchins for this information
  • 1994
12 For the 1574 jury's description, see Chisholm (note 1), p. 13. The inscription on the pile, as recorded in the minute books of the Goldsmiths' Company, is given by Forbes
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quoting from 1864 Commons Paper No. 115. The comparison pound was presumably the 1824 brass pound identified by Miller as pound 'Ex
… fa in Londra once 8 e sterlini 8 al peso della Torre di Londra