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Halfpenny: CM.GC.57-R

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Artist: Wright, James, junior
Issuer: Steele, John
Manufacturer: Kempson, Peter



Measurements and weight

Image(height): 28.21 mm
Image(width): 27.88 mm

Place(s) associated

  • Forfar

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Loan (1941-05-22) by Girton College


Production date: AD 1797

Components of the work

Object composed of copper Weight 11.7 g

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: View of castle with artist's signature beneath

  • Location: Obverse
  • Type: Design

Inscription present: View of Forfar from sea, two boats in the bay and an islet with three trees at left

  • Text: HALFPENNY // FORFAR / 1797
  • Location: Reverse
  • Type: Design

Inscription present: � + � + � + � + � + �

  • Location: Edge
  • Type: Marginal inscription

Identification numbers

Accession number: CM.GC.57-R
Primary reference Number: 164547
Dalton & Hamer: 25
Othernumber: 64-1941
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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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