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Brooch: M.20-1988

Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Unknown (Maker)

Description

Silver, (.640 per 1000). A 2 shilling piece with the ground cut out, leaving the head of Mozart in profile to right, and a border with the legend in pierced letters: 'WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART 1756 1931'. A pin fastener has been soldered to the reverse.

Notes

History note: Purchased by the donor in Austria c. 1950-67

Legal notes

Given by Dr R.A. Silow in memory of his wife, Bertha St Aubyn Silow

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 2.9 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1988) by Silow, R. A., Dr

Dating

1930s
Production date: AD 1931 : dated

People, subjects and objects depicted

Materials used in production

.640 per 1000 Silver

Techniques used in production

Struck

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART 1756 1931
  • Location: Front
  • Type: Inscription

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.20-1988
Primary reference Number: 165985
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 15 July 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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