Sorry Tony, but there's too much of that lovely "down-under" sky showing in the weight. Always difficult to photograph, though.
I would recommend an indoor photo, against plain white background and with a flash (which should kill off quite a bit of the unwanted dome reflections). Also - if you can, get the camera to pre-focus in reasonable light with all the refelections etc., then just position yourself to block out the reflections and take the shot.
Another point about weights is that a photo of the overall base, taken at an angle, is often useful (and in some cases, crucial) for id.
As for the lettering etc. on the base, I have no idea, but it does not look very "professional" so (parts) may have been added.