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Halfpenny: CM.BI.2116-R

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Object information

Current Location: In storage


Issuer: Birmingham Coining & Copper Company (Struck in the name of)




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

Measurements and weight

Image(height): 29.54 mm
Image(width): 29.96 mm
Weight: 11.85 g

Place(s) associated

  • Beccles

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Unknown (2008)


Production date: AD 1794

Components of the work

Object composed of copper

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: Female figure seated right on rock with fasces, date in exergue

  • Location: Obverse
  • Type: Design

Inscription present: Stork standing left on cornucopia above rosette

  • Location: Reverse
  • Type: Design

Inscription present: PAYABLE AT BECCLES SUFFOLK / + / + / + /

  • Location: Edge
  • Type: Marginal inscription

Identification numbers

Accession number: CM.BI.2116-R
Primary reference Number: 165264
Dalton & Hamer: 75a
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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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