Rare German 18th century coin scale
\”JOH. PET. POPPENBERG\”
dating ??77. (1777)
Inside the lid a printed master’s label where reads “ Waag und Gewicth macht von Sr. Koenigl.Maj. von Preussen allergnaed. privil Ichtmacher JOH.PET. POPPENBERG, bey Sprockhaevel im Amt Blanckenstein in der Grassebast Marck ??77\”(1777)
On label sides there are printed two crowns and:\” IUSTIRT IP.PB.\”
Dark stained wooden box (132 x 68 x 25 mm) with 1 brass clasp.
Inside 18 brass weights are contained \” Pistol; Carlin, Ducat ; …\”
Iron scale with round brass bowls on green silk string .
In overall good original condition, a hinge of the lid is broken. (see photo)
Feel free to ask further information and details
Ask the Dealer
Eppursimuove is located in the northwest of Italy. I deal with antique scientific instruments and their history. This passion has turned into a profession that leads me every day in search of ancient instruments that helped us to observe, measure, explore and know the sky and the earth. They still amaze and make us wonder, as they did for their original makers and users. For this reason they must be preserved and collected. Please feel free contact me if you need more information on listed items. Thanks.