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Completion of Birmingham Town Hall: CM.4.66-1922

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Current Location: In storage

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Completion of Birmingham Town Hall

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1922) by Perceval, Spencer George

Dating

Production date: AD 1834

Components of the work

Object composed of white metal Diameter (min) 73.2 mm Diameter 73.2 mm Weight 118.64 g

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: View of the Town Hall within linear circle

  • Text: In exergue: HANSOM & WELCH ARCTS Around and above BIRMINGHAM TOWN HALL Below: 1834
  • Location: Obverse
  • Type: Design

Inscription present: Inscription

  • Text: THE COMMITTEE APPOINTED TO SUPERINTEND THE ERECTING OF THE BUILDING WILL. BEALE ESQU. WILL. PHIPSON ESQ. THOMAS CLARK ESQ. THEODORE PRICE ESQ. I.W. CROMPTON ESQ. CHARLES SHAW ESQ. S.T. GALTON ESQ. TIMOTHY SMITH ESQ. P. M. JAMES ESQ. HENRY SMITH ESQ. THOMAS LEE ESQ. RICHARD SPOONER ESQ. OLIVER MASON ESQ. SIR EDWARD THOMASON KT. JOSEPH MOORE ESQ. JOHN TURNER ESQ. JAMES PEARSON ESQ. JOSEPH WALKER ESQ. JOHN ARNOLD ESQ. AND WILIAM HAINES ESQ.SOLS. THE GRAND MUSICAL FESTIVALS FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE GENERAL HOSPITAL WILL BE HELD IN THIS MARBLE HALL. THE SITE OF THE MUSIC ROOM IS THE LENGTH OF 140 FEET IN WIDTH 65 FEET IN HEIGHT 65 FEET; THE ORGAN IS THE MOST POWERFUL ONE IN EUROPE, AND IS 40 FEET WIDE AND 45 FEET HIGH.
  • Location: Reverse
  • Type: Design

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Identification numbers

Accession number: CM.4.66-1922
Primary reference Number: 229035
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Audit data

Created: Monday 19 August 2019 Updated: Monday 16 September 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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