Skip to main content

Fish Money: CM.1057-2015

Object information

Awaiting location update


Fish Money



Bronze fish with decoration on one side, with perforated eye hole for suspension. Most numismatists do not regard these pieces as money, but as funerary items or coffin decorations.

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (2015-04-27) by North, Jeffrey J.


Circa -1000 - Circa -200

Components of the work

Object composed of copper Weight 9.75 g

Identification numbers

Accession number: CM.1057-2015
Primary reference Number: 238307
Stable URI

Audit data

Created: Thursday 12 September 2019 Updated: Thursday 12 September 2019 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

Citation for print

This record can be cited in the Harvard Bibliographic style using the text below:

The Fitzwilliam Museum (2024) "Fish Money" Web page available at: Accessed: 2024-04-18 11:24:08

Citation for Wikipedia

To cite this record on Wikipedia you can use this code snippet:

{{cite web|url= |title=Fish Money |author=The Fitzwilliam Museum|accessdate=2024-04-18 11:24:08|publisher=The University of Cambridge}}

API call for this record

To call these data via our API (remember this needs to be authenticated) you can use this code snippet:

More objects and works of art you might like


Accession Number: C.31-2013


Accession Number: GR.71.1901

Fish hook, perhaps

Accession Number: E.6.1899

A Fish

Accession Number: OC.8-1942

Suggested products from Curating Cambridge

You might be interested in this...

Sign up for updates

Updates about future exhibitions and displays, family activities, virtual events & news. You'll be the first to know...