AVF1:  French Folding Coin Scale

French or Moroccan folding coin scale, 19th century. Made of rosewood and brass, the rectangular arms with spatulate ends open out from the center into two crossed balance plates adjusted at one end by a sliding scale. When closed, the scale measures 14.4 cm long x 2.1 cm wide x 7 mm thick. One end is marked "LOUIS D" and the other end is marked "DUC".