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Halfpenny: CM.BI.2557-R

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Die-engraver: Halliday, Thomas (Uncertain)
Issuer: Picard, John Kirby
Manufacturer: Thomason, Edward




History note: No provenance.

Measurements and weight

Image(height): 28.08 mm
Image(width): 28.04 mm

Place(s) associated

  • Hull (N.E.)

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Unknown (2008-09-05)


1813-09-08 CE - Uncertain 1813 CE


Grained edge

Components of the work

Object composed of copper

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: Laureate bust of Duke of Wellington left, legend around, in circle

  • Location: Obverse
  • Type: Design

Inscription present: Legend in nine lines in circle with two legends around separated by circle

  • Text: VIMIERA AUG21·1808·TALAVERA JULY28·1809·ALMEIDA MAY5·1811 * // CUIDAD RODRIGO JAN191812· BADAJOZ APRIL 2·1812· // SALAMANCA / JULY 22·1812. / MADRID / AUG12·1812· / ST SEBASTIAN / SEPT 8·1813. / PAMPLUNO / OCT 31·1813
  • Location: Reverse
  • Type: Design

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Identification numbers

Accession number: CM.BI.2557-R
Primary reference Number: 170416
Withers: 1560
Davis: 116
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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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