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Halfpenny: CM.BI.1706-R

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Object information

Current Location: In storage


Issuer: Brent, Joseph (After)
Manufacturer: Pitt, James




History note: No recorded provenance; probably ex Rattey Collection, given first half of 1917

Measurements and weight

Image(height): 28.71 mm
Image(width): 28.96 mm
Weight: 10.91 g

Place(s) associated

  • Portsmouth

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Unknown (2008)


Production date: AD 1797

Components of the work

Object composed of copper

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: Decorated bust of Viscount Jervis three-quarters right

  • Text: VISCOUNT JERVIS & THE GLORIOUS Feb.y 1797 �*�
  • Location: Obverse
  • Type: Design

Inscription present: Man-of-war sailing right, ornament in exergue

  • Location: Reverse
  • Type: Design

Inscription present: PAYABLE AT [erasure] PORTSMOUTH AND PORTSEA

  • Location: Edge
  • Type: Marginal inscription

Identification numbers

Accession number: CM.BI.1706-R
Primary reference Number: 164731
Dalton & Hamer: 60a
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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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