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General Charles S. Stratton known as General Tom Thumb: CM.M.3606-R

Object information

Current Location: In storage

Titles

General Charles S. Stratton known as General Tom Thumb

Maker(s)

Engraver: Allan, David
Engraver: More, Jacob

Entities

Categories

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Unknown by Unknown

Dating

Production date: AD 1844

Components of the work

Object composed of white metal Diameter (min) 38.4 mm Diameter 38.4 mm Weight 14.19 g

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: Figure of Tom Thumb standing supporting an inscribed book, bottle, goblet, egg and spoon and inkstand

  • Text: Inscription on book: BOYLE COURT GUIDE Around: CHARLES S: STRATTON. KNOWN AS GENL_ TOM THUMB. In exergue: 25 IN- HIGH-.
  • Location: Obverse
  • Type: Design

Inscription present: A coach with coachman and postilion drawn by two ponies

  • Text: GENERAL TOM THUMB'S EQUIPAGE THE EQUIPMENT COST UPWARDS OF 400 GUINEAS. In exergue: WHOLE HEIGHT 40 I-N, 20 IN- BY 11IN-, PONIES 28 IN-, CREST, RISING SUN ARMS, BRITANIA AND LIBERTY SUPPORTERES, LION & EAGLE MOTTO,''GO-A-HEAD .''
  • Location: Reverse
  • Type: Design

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: CM.M.3606-R
Primary reference Number: 228876
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Audit data

Created: Monday 19 August 2019 Updated: Thursday 29 August 2019 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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The Fitzwilliam Museum (2024) "General Charles S. Stratton known as General Tom Thumb" Web page available at: https://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/228876 Accessed: 2024-05-18 05:00:52

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