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Halfpenny: CM.735-1986

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Object information

Current Location: In storage


Die-engraver: Wyon, Thomas
Manufacturer: Kempson, Peter



Measurements and weight

Image(height): 30.42 mm
Image(width): 30.71 mm

Place(s) associated

  • Buxton

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1986-12-08) by Anonymous


Production date: AD 1797


Edge partially engrailed

Components of the work

Object composed of copper Weight 12.21 g

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: Bust of Earl Howe in tricorn hat left

  • Text: ADMIRAL EARL HOWE / 1797
  • Location: Obverse
  • Type: Design

Inscription present: Britannia standing left with spear, shield and oak-spray before seascape in which three three-masted ships and a bark sailing, ploughman and sower working fields ashore at right

  • Location: Reverse
  • Type: Design

Inscription present: BUXTON TOKEN

  • Location: Edge
  • Type: Marginal inscription

Identification numbers

Accession number: CM.735-1986
Primary reference Number: 164711
Dalton & Hamer: 27
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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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