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

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Current Location: In storage


Tercentenary of the birth of William Shakespeare


Engraver: Ottley, J.



Acquisition and important dates

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


Production date: AD 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
  • Type: 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
  • Type: Design

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Accession number: CM.65-1973
Primary reference Number: 228843
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Created: Monday 19 August 2019 Updated: Monday 16 September 2019 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

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Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Coins and Medals

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