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Halfpenny: CM.BI.1917-R

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

James, Charles (C18th engraver) (Die-engraver)
Spence, Thomas (Issuer)
Inferred Skidmore, John (Manufacturer)

Notes

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

Measurements and weight

Image(height): 28.71 mm
Image(width): 29.25 mm
Weight: 12.1 g

Place(s) associated

  • London

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Unknown (2008)

Dating

Uncertain 1787 CE - Uncertain 1805 CE

Components of the work

Object composed of copper

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: Legends beneath radiation

  • Text: T / SPENCE / BOOKSELLER / � [three rosettes] � / DEALER [rosette] IN / [rosette] PRINTS [rosette] / � & � / COINS / N-o 8 // LITTLE TURN-STILE / HOLBORN LONDON
  • Location: Obverse
  • Type: Design

Inscription present: American Indian standing facing, head right, with tomahawk and bow

  • Text: IF RENTS I ONCE CONSENT TO PAY / MY LIBERTY IS PAST AWAY
  • Location: Reverse
  • Type: Design

Inscription present: SPENCE DEALER X IN COINS X LONDON X

  • Location: Edge
  • Type: Marginal inscription

Identification numbers

Accession number: CM.BI.1917-R
Primary reference Number: 164998
Dalton & Hamer: 711
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 7 September 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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