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Halfpenny: CM.BI.2255-R

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Artist: Wright, James, junior
Die-engraver: Wyon, Thomas
Issuer: Wright, James, junior
Manufacturer: Kempson, Peter

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Notes

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

Measurements and weight

Image(height): 28.08 mm
Image(width): 28.63 mm
Weight: 10.41 g

Place(s) associated

  • Dundee

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Unknown (2008)

Dating

Production date: AD 1797

Note

Plain edge

Components of the work

Object composed of copper

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: View of castle, flowers in foreground

  • Text: DUNDEE HALFPENNY / 1797 // DUDHOPE CASTLE / FOUND.D 1660 // CONVERTED INTO BARRACKS 1794
  • Location: Obverse
  • Type: Design

Inscription present: Man standing right in hat working flax at carding table, two bundles on floor at left lettered T�R� & D.R. respectively, engraver's signature in exergue

  • Text: FLAX-HECKLING / *3,336 TONS FLAX & HEMP IMPORTED HERE IN 1796. VALUE�L.160.128--
  • Location: Reverse
  • Type: Design

Identification numbers

Accession number: CM.BI.2255-R
Primary reference Number: 165409
Dalton & Hamer: 18
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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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