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Tercentenary of the birth of William Shakespeare: CM.65-1973

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Titles

Tercentenary of the birth of William Shakespeare

Maker(s)

Ottley, J. (Engraver)

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1973) by Bonnett, B. E.

Dating

Production date: AD/CE 1864

Components of the work

Object: composed of copper Diameter (min) 51.6 mm Diameter 51.6 mm Weight 46.02 g

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: Draped bust of William Shakespeare bare head three quarter facing, within ornate toothed border

  • Text: On wide a border around, above: SHAKESPEARE Below: .BORN 23 APRIL 1564 + DIED 23 APRIL 1616.
  • Location: Obverse
  • Design

Inscription present: View of his birthplace, shield above

  • Text: In exergue: STRATFORD - ON AVON Within beaded border. On wide border around: THE TERCENTENARY OF THE BIRTH OF SHAKESPEARE CELEBRATED 23 APRIL 1864.
  • Location: Reverse
  • Design

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Identification numbers

Accession number: CM.65-1973
Primary reference Number: 228843
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Audit data

Created: Monday 19 August 2019 Updated: Monday 16 September 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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The Fitzwilliam Museum (2020) "English" Web page available at: https://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/228843 Accessed: 2022-01-18 04:57:31

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