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Halfpenny: CM.659-1923

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Object information

Current Location: In storage


Issuer: Gye, William




History note: Ex coll. Francis Jenkinson, University Librarian.

Measurements and weight

Image(height): 29.25 mm
Image(width): 28.79 mm
Weight: 9.72 g

Place(s) associated

  • Bath

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1923-10-16) by Jenkinson, Francis, Mrs


Production date: AD 1794

Components of the work

Object composed of copper

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: Arms, supporters and crest of City of Bath over branches and foliage above date and trefoil, legend around

  • Location: Obverse
  • Type: Design

Inscription present: Female figure seated left pointing with right hand to instruct boy with key to open doors of a jail at left, the inscription "GO FORTH" radiant above, all in circle of points outside which legend

  • Location: Reverse
  • Type: Design

Inscription present: PAYABLE AT W. GYE'S PRINTER X � X

  • Location: Edge
  • Type: Marginal inscription

Identification numbers

Accession number: CM.659-1923
Primary reference Number: 165134
Dalton & Hamer: 34
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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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