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Halfpenny: CM.BI.1793-R

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Object information

Current Location: In storage


Ruler: Frederick Augustus, Duke of York (Struck in the name of)
Issuer: Rayner, J. (Struck in the name of)




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

Measurements and weight

Image(height): 28.71 mm
Image(width): 28.67 mm
Weight: 10.66 g

Place(s) associated

  • Manchester

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Unknown (2008)


Production date: AD 1793

Components of the work

Object composed of copper

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: Uniformed bust of Duke of York three-quarters left

  • Location: Obverse
  • Type: Design

Inscription present: Bricklayers' Arms with crest on foliage dividing date beneath

  • Text: MANCHESTER HALFPENNY [this word on raised panel] PAYABLE AT J RAYNER & Co.
  • Location: Reverse
  • Type: Design


  • Location: Edge
  • Type: Marginal inscription

Identification numbers

Accession number: CM.BI.1793-R
Primary reference Number: 164842
Dalton & Hamer: 138
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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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