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Penny: CM.2800-2003

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Ruler: Alfred the Great (AD 871-99)
Production place: United Kingdom
Mint: London




Imitation of Alred, London, monogram penny for Wembley Exhibition 1924


History note: Dr David J. de Sola Rogers (1946-99) formed this systematic reference collection of toy money, which he used as the basis of his detailed catalogue (Toy Coins, 1990), now the standard work on this series. Many of the items in the collection are illustrated in his book.

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (2003-11-25) by Galata Coins


Production date: AD 1924

Components of the work

Object composed of white metal Diameter 21.4 mm

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: ELF RED RE X
  • Location: Obverse
  • Type: Design

Inscription present: London monogram between lines of inscription, trefoils above and below and cross of wedges either side

  • Location: Reverse
  • Type: Design

Identification numbers

Accession number: CM.2800-2003
Primary reference Number: 218262
Rogers: 1031
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Audit data

Created: Monday 3 July 2017 Updated: Friday 9 August 2019 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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