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Halfpenny: CM.TR.1596-R

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Issuer: Birmingham Coining & Copper Company




History note: Trinity College 1296.

Measurements and weight

Image(height): 29.29 mm
Image(width): 29.75 mm

Place(s) associated

  • Birmingham

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Loan (1937-08-11) by Trinity College, Cambridge


Uncertain 1792 CE - 1799 CE


Date in exergue of reverse has been altered from 1799 to 1792 (though Dalton & Hamer thought it should be read 1797).

Components of the work

Object composed of copper

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: Female figure seated right on rock with fasces, date in exergue

  • Location: Obverse
  • Type: Design

Inscription present: Stork standing left on cornucopia

  • Location: Reverse
  • Type: Design

Inscription present: BIRMINGHAM REDRUTH & SWANSEA [8 additional characters]

  • Location: Edge
  • Type: Marginal inscription

Identification numbers

Accession number: CM.TR.1596-R
Primary reference Number: 164492
Dalton & Hamer: 87
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 7 September 2020 Last processed: Tuesday 13 June 2023

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Coins and Medals

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