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Button: M.8-1986

Object information


Unknown (Maker)


Brass with a silver surface, struck with a bust portrait in profile of William III to the right, surrounded by 'GLORIOUS AND IMMORTAL 1688' in relief. Circular with a loop at the back.


History note: Transferred from the Department of Coins and Medals where it had been unregistered. Donor unknown

Legal notes

Donor unknown

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 1.8 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Transferred (1986) by Department of Coins and Medals


Probably 18th century
Circa 1700 - 1800

Components of the work

Surface composed of silver

Materials used in production

possibly copper Brass (alloy)

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.8-1986
Primary reference Number: 178341
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 14 February 2018 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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