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Halfpenny: CM.BI.1880-R

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Object information

Current Location: Gallery 12 (Adeane)


Die-engraver: Jacobs, Benjamin
Manufacturer: Denton, Matthew (Inferred)




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

Measurements and weight

Image(height): 28 mm
Image(width): 28.29 mm
Weight: 11.94 g

Place(s) associated

  • London

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Unknown (2008)


Uncertain 1787 CE - Uncertain 1805 CE


Mule of Spence's English Slavery obverse (D & H Middx. 760) and D & H Cork 11 reverse; plain edge

Components of the work

Object composed of copper

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: Fat man seated right at dining table carving joint with such verve that his tricorn hat flies above him, a picture hung on wall in background showing man in broad-brimmed hat seated right at tavern table

  • Location: Obverse
  • Type: Design

Inscription present: Wheatsheaf with sickle tucked into binding, a bird standing at either side

  • Location: Reverse
  • Type: Design

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Identification numbers

Accession number: CM.BI.1880-R
Primary reference Number: 164958
Dalton & Hamer: 760
Dalton & Hamer: 11
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 12 February 2024 Last processed: Monday 12 February 2024

Associated departments & institutions

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

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